The driving force behind an Aberdeenshire-based fertiliser company believes the use of volcanic rock dust on crops and grazing paddocks could transform the businesses of many crofters, farmers and growers. Jennifer Brodie is the founder and managing director of Banchory-based REMIN – a firm which sources and supplies volcanic rock dust to agricultural and horticultural business across the UK, Europe and beyond.
The Glenbervie and Howe o’the Mearns Ploughing Association is preparing to hold its centenary match next weekend. The association formed in 1917 after a group of farmers rallied together to help a tenant farmer, taking on a new unit, plough and put crops into the unit he was taking on. Fast forward 100 years and the contest is still going strong, with 72 ploughs entered to compete at this year’s event on Saturday November 25 at the Forbes family’s Candy Farm, near Drumlithie.
Aberdeen and Northern Marts has announced a number of changes to its senior management team following the decision of mart stalwart Alan Hutcheon to retire. Mr Hutcheon will cease working as auction operations manager at the livestock division of north-east farmers’ co-op ANM Group at the end of December. As a result, the mart’s cattle sales manager, John Angus, has been promoted to the role of head of livestock.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".