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NIFA Social Media Communications Toolkit July 2022

July Overarching Theme: Celebrate Summer’s Bounty

Here's a sample of what's included in our social media toolkit. To download the entire collection, click the .zip file link located at the bottom of the page

  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Picnic Month

Key Dates

  • July 2: 160th Anniversary of the Morrill Act
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • July 11: World Population Day
  • July 11-17: National Forest Week
  • July 17: National Ice Cream Day
  • July 26: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
  • July 28: World Nature Conservation Day
Sample Tweets

Overarching Theme: Celebrate Summer’s Bounty

  • Summertime means fresh local fruits and veggies! At (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER), we’re conducting research on what varieties of produce grow well here and which varieties the best tasting for consumers with support from @USDA_NIFA. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded research. 
     
  • We love locally grown fresh fruits and veggies during summer. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY) Extension has developed many resources to help you grow your favorite produce at home. Link to Extension gardening resources. 

National Blueberry Month

  • Go blue this summer and enjoy locally grown blueberries. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) conducts variety trials on all kinds of fruits so that farmers can grow varieties that do well here. @USDAScience #nationalblueberrymonth Link to NIFA-funded research. 
     
  • Give yourself a boost of blue this summer. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY) Extension has plenty of delicious recipes to help you enjoy locally grown blueberries. #nationalblueberrymonth Link to Extension resources. 

National Picnic Month

  • During National Picnic Month, learn about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s efforts to develop new varieties of (FRUIT OR VEGETABLE) with support from @USDA_NIFA. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-supported research.
     
  • It’s National Picnic Month! At (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, check out our food safety resources and keep your picnics pleasant. @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources.

July 2: 160th Anniversary of the Morrill Act

  • Today marks the 160th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which created the Land-grant University system.  At (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER), we’re training the next generation of scientists with support from @USDA_NIFA. @USDAScience Link to story of a student researcher supported by NIFA.
     
  • Today marks the 160th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which created the Land-grant University system.  At (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, we support our community by providing extensive educational resources with support from @USDA_NIFA. Link to Extension homepage.

July 4: Independence Day

  • Happy Independence Day. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) harnesses the talent of top scientists who conduct innovative edge research and make discoveries in service to the public good. #July4 @USDAScience Link to NIFA-support research.
     
  • Happy Independence Day. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension helps improve the lives of the citizens of our state in service to the public good. #July4 Link to NIFA-support Extension resources.

July 11: World Population Day

  • There are more than 7.9 billion people on the planet. On World Population Day, learning about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s @USDA_NIFA-funded research on the environmental impact of a growing population. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-support research.
     
  • There are more than 7.9 billion people on the planet. On World Population Day, learning about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension’s @USDA_NIFA-funded resources to help create a more sustainable future. Link to NIFA-support Extension resources.

July 11-17: National Forest Week

  • It’s National Forest Week. Learn more about how (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) is helping conserve our forests and other natural resources with support from @USDA_NIFA. @USDAScience @ForestService @NationalForests Link to NIFA-support research.
     
  • During National Forest Week, learn how you can help conserve our forests and other natural resources from (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, which is supported by @USDA_NIFA. @USDAScience @ForestService @NationalForests Link to NIFA-support research.

July 17: National Ice Cream Day

  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! On National Ice Cream Day, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) is highlighting our scientists whose @USDA_NIFA-supported research serves the dairy industry. @USDAScience Link to NIFA-funded research. 
     
  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! On National Ice Cream Day, check out (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension’s @USDA_NIFA-supported dessert recipes and enjoy this nutritious treat.

July 26: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

  • 61 million adults in the U.S. live with a disability. On the Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) is committed to conducting @USDA_NIFA-funded research that improves the lives of all Americans. @USDAScience #ada Link to NIFA-funded research or AES homepage. 
     
  • 61 million adults in the U.S. live with a disability. On the Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) is committed to providing @USDA_NIFA-funded educational resources that improve the lives of all Americans. @USDAScience #ada Link to NIFA-funded research or AES homepage. 

July 28: World Nature Conservation Day

  • A healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and healthy human society. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) conducts research that works to conserve our native animals and trees. @USDAScience #worldnatureconservationday Link to NIFA-funded research. 
     
  • We all must participate to protect, conserve and sustainably manage our natural resources. Learn more about what you can do from (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, which is supported by @USDA_NIFA #worldnatureconservationday Link to NIFA-funded Extension resources. 
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