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Understand when and how to use social media to amplify your agency’s news, mission, and goals.

Social media consists of a number of technologies including blogs, photo and video sharing services, live streaming, social networking, geospatial mapping tools, discussion forums, and wikis. USDA uses social media to reach stakeholders quickly and easily, delivering information through a variety of digital platforms and formats as part of our integrated communications strategy.

  • Understand USDA guidelines for posting social media content
  • Understand the process for approving new social media accounts
  • Learn when to use specific social media channels and platforms

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This page was last updated July 31, 2019.

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