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NIFA Social Media Communications Toolkit: May 2022

Overarching Theme: Creating More and Better Markets. As we build back better, we must create more and better markets for producers and consumers alike. 

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May 2022

  • Overarching Theme: Creating More and Better Markets 
  • National Lyme Disease Awareness Month  
  • National Salad Month  
  • National Wildfire Awareness Month  ​​​​​​

Key Dates 

  • May 2-8: National Wildflower Week  
  • May 13: National Apple Pie Day  
  • May 19: Plant Something Day  
  • May 20: World Bee Day  
  • May 20: Endangered Species Day  
  • May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity 
  • May 25: National Wine Day  
  • May 29: Composting Day  

SAMPLE TWEETS 

Overarching Theme: Creating More and Better Markets 
As we build back better, we must create more and better markets for producers and consumers alike. Learn how (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) is creating more and better markets with research supported by @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-funded research.  

The food system of the future needs to be fair, competitive, distributed and resilient. Learn more about (UNIVERSITY) Extension’s works to strengthen local and regional food systems with the support of @USDA_NIFA. Link to Extension food system resources.  

National Lyme Disease Awareness Month  
Tick-borne diseases are a serious threat to public health in the United States. During National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, learn how (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) is working to combat tick-borne diseases with support from @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported research. 

It’s National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Before you venture outside, learn about the precautions you should take from (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, which is supported by @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources. 

National Salad Month  
During National Salad Month, learn about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s efforts to develop new varieties of veggies with support from @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported research. 

It’s National Salad Month and at (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, we have some great resources to help you whip up a fantastic dish. @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources. 

National Wildfire Awareness Month  
Devastating wildfires are occurring more frequently and with greater intensity. During National Wildfire Awareness Month, learn about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s @USDA_NIFA-supported research to mitigate the impacts that fuel wildfires. Link to NIFA-supported research. 

The incidence and severity of wildfires are on the rise. At (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, we are part of the @USDA_NIFA-supported Extension Disaster Education Network. During National Wildfire Awareness Month, earn more about how we help when disasters hit. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources. 

May 2-8: National Wildflower Week  
Wildflowers can help restore ecosystems, sustain biodiversity and support bees, birds and butterflies. During National Wildflower Week, learn about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s @USDA_NIFA-supported wildflower research. Link to NIFA-supported research. 

Native wildflowers play an important role supporting native bees, birds and butterflies. During National Wildflower Week, check out (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension’s @USDA_NIFA-supported native wildflower resources. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources. 

May 13: National Apple Pie Day  
Today is National Apple Pie Day. Check out (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s apple research that is supported by @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported research. 

On National Apple Pie Day, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, which is supported by @USDA_NIFA, is sharing its favorite apple recipes. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources. 

May 19: Plant Something Day  
At (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER), we research the crops that grow best here. On Plant Something Day, learn more about our @USDA_NIFA-supported crop research and variety trials. Link to NIFA-supported research. 

On Plant Something Day, remember to have your soil tested first. With support from @USDA_NIFA, (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension offers free soil testing. Get your kit today. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources. 

May 20: World Bee Day  
On World Bee Day, we recognize the critical role bees and other pollinators play in the ecosystem. Learn more about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s pollinator research funded by @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported research. 

On World Bee Day, give bees a home of their own. Learn how to build a bee hotel from (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, which is supported by @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources. 

May 20: Endangered Species Day  
Once native fish, plants and other wildlife are gone, they're gone forever. On Endangered Species Day, learn more about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s conservation research funded by @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported research. 

Losing even a single species can have disastrous impacts on the rest of the ecosystem. On Endangered Species Day, learn more about what you can do to conserve native fish, plants and other wildlife from (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, which is supported by @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources. 

May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity 
Biological diversity is threatened by habitat loss, unsustainable resource use, invasive species, pollution and climate change. With support from @USDA_NIFA, at (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER), we’re researching ways to support biological diversity. Link to NIFA-supported research. 

Learn what you can do to support biological diversity from (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, which is supported by @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources. 

May 25: National Wine Day  
On National Wine Day, learn more about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s grape variety trials funded by @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported research. 

It’s National Wine Day. Want to learn how to make your own wine? Check out (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s wine resources, which are supported @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources. 

May 29: Composting Day  

They may be tiny, but microbes play a critical role with soil health. On Composting Day, learn about (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER)’s @USDA_NIFA-funded research that supports soil health. Link to NIFA-supported research. 

On Composting Day, learn more about how to compost at home from (UNIVERSITY/PARTNER) Extension, which is supported @USDA_NIFA. Link to NIFA-supported Extension resources. 

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