Communicators' Hashtag Guide

Written by: Haley Apel | IANR Media

Hashtags are keywords used on social media to identify messages on a specific topic. Tweets that include hashtags get two times more engagement (clicks, retweets, favorites and replies) than tweets without.

University Hashtag Guide
Popular University Hashtags Note Example
#UNL Message relating to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Should not be used as a noun, instead use the hashtag as a curation tool.  @UNL_IANR: .@UNL_CASNR freshmen discover strengths, develop leadership skills in seminar. http://bit.ly/1UhAqzH #UNL 
#NUforNE Message relating to university impacts on the state of Nebraska @jillbrownhusker: From blog of @UNL_IANR Vice Chancellor @RonnieDGreen - Onward into Fall! http://ianrblog.unl.edu/?p=801 #UNL #NUforNE
#Huskers Message relating to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln athletics @UNL: We've got our #Huskers covered! FREE unlimited cloud storage (http://bit.ly/1KfZKqy ) & #Adobe creative cloud (http://bit.ly/1JPgg0l ) #UNL
#HuskerPower Message showing the strength of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and its people. Typically used with congratulatory messages. .@unl_aesc student Diana Marcum serving as student news correspondent for @planet_forward. http://ow.ly/Hzpq306srSb #UNL #HuskerPower
#NebExt Mesage relating to Nebraska Extension @connie_fisk: Wondering what to do with all those tomatoes? #NebExt teaches you how to preserve them at http://go.unl.edu/0jhj 
#IANR  Message relating to the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources @IANRMedia_UNL: Some people LIKE catching bugs! @UNLEntomology @UNLBugSquad #UNL #IANR #bugs 
#ThisIsCASNR Message relating to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources @amclymer: Missed this place and the people! Back for another year! #UNL #ThisIsCASNR 
#NE4H Message relating to Nebraska 4-H activities @Nebraska4H: Nearly 11,000 youth and adults participate in #NE4H camping programs #4HGrowsHere @ne4hcamps
#HLSeries Message relating to IANR's Heuermann Lecture Series Miss the @HeuermannSeries w @mark_lynas earlier this wk? Recap: http://ow.ly/jPUp3054Z78 Watch online: http://ow.ly/VYIB305bgp9 #UNL #HLSeries
#ActiveHusker Message relating to fitness/recreation activities on campus @UNLCampusRec: Tmw: LAST DAY to enter Sand VBall Leagues. Sign up at City or East Rec Centers. #ActiveHusker #UNL #IMSports 
Agriculture Hashtag Guide
Popular Agriculture Hashtags Note Example
#StrongNebAg Message relating to Nebraska Extension's Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy Initiative @UNLBeef: Profit Tip: Use replacement strategies to decrease real #cow depreciation. #beef #StrongNebAg #NebExt ow.ly/VZ4m309MqBB
#4H Message relating to 4-H Youth Development  @4H: Powerful. What it means to love and say goodbye as a #4H or #FFA youth raising an animal: http://shout.lt/bbB63 
#agchat Weekly moderated discussion relating to agriculture - Tuesday's at 7-9 p.m.
#agvocate Message naming an agvocate for agriculture @Bayer4CropsUS: How do you tell your farm’s story? Here are 5 ways to be a stronger agvocate via @farmjournal: http://bit.ly/1CSfj4l #AgVocate 
#beef Message relating to beef @BeefFacts: Are you safely handling and preparing #beef in your kitchen? Check these tips to be sure: http://bit.ly/1PuTZDh 
#dairy Message relating to dairy @MidwestDairy: Get the truth about #dairy farms straight from the cow’s mouth. (Well, the farmer.) @DairyGood 
http://bit.ly/1F3c4mk 
#farm Message relating to activity on the farm @FarmFutures: What's the passion level of the #farm's next generation? http://bit.ly/1FLGIQc 
#ffa Message relating to the Future Farmers of America @4H: Powerful. What it means to love and say goodbye as a #4H or #FFA youth raising an animal: http://shout.lt/bbB63 
#food Message relating to food; production, recipes, images, etc. @hsteinkuhler: Productive afternoon in the kitchen making salsa with fresh veggies from the garden! #food #cooking 
#GMO Message relating to genetically modified organisms  @nytimeswell: .@nytimes @nytimeswell: "Fears, Not Facts, Support #GMO -Free Food" http://nyti.ms/1FLHIUt 
Mainstream Hashtag Guide
Popular Mainstream Hashtags Note Example
#LNK Message relating to activity in Lincoln @UNL_IANR: The next @envirorun is tomorrow at @NIC_Innovates with @UNLSNR Deborah Bathke. http://bit.ly/1KkHGLb #UNL #LNK
#Nebraska Message relating to activity in Nebraska @UNL: Join us at the #Nebraska State Fair Sept. 6 for the #UNLREDOUT Pep Rally & Family Fun 
#TBT Throwback Thursday - post along with old photo @UNL_IANR: Did you once live in Burr or Fedde Hall? Get details on the reunion: http://on.fb.me/1Jmhuuu #UNL #TBT
#FF Follow Friday - post along with suggestions of users to follow @UNL_IANR: Catch up with IANR Dean's on Twitter! @ArchieClutter @SteveWallerUNL @cahibberd @mkostelnik2 @RonRosati #FF

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