Posts By Amanda Eamich

The 2011 Capital Christmas Tree Checks-In at Number 6

(see the full blog with photos: HERE) Every year, the Christmas tree that graces the West lawn of the U.S. Capitol building originates from one of our country’s National Forests. It may not be widely known that the USDA’s Forest Service is instrumental in facilitating the Capital Christmas Tree’s transport from the forest to theRead… Read more »

USDA Social Media Moment #7: DC Quake Rocked the District, but the Tweets Rolled On

DC Quake Rocked the District, but the Tweets Rolled On (Click for Photos!) Number seven on our list of Social Media Moments was our August Twitter chat with Food and Nutrition Service’s Under Secretary, Kevin Concannon and ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser. This edition of Dr. Besser’s weekly live chat addressed hunger in America and allowedRead… Read more »

Social Media Moment #8 @USDA: Sharing our Harvest Festival, Virtually

Coming in at number 8, Sharing our Harvest Festival, Virtually (click through for great photos!) We’re fortunate to have a functional garden right at our doorstep in Washington, DC. The People’s Garden is always buzzing with plantings, harvest and learning opportunities for employees and visitors alike. Every fall, The People’s Garden team puts together aRead… Read more »

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Our Favorite Social Media Moments from 2011

From our USDA Blog – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Our Favorite Social Media Moments from 2011. It’s been an exciting year for USDA Web Communications, stepping in to new territory and pushing the bounds of government social networking and outreach. Coming from a traditional press operation in an agency setting, I’m thrilledRead… Read more »

We’re Hiring! Join our Web Communications Division as a GS7/9 Web Content Specialist

Join our Web Communications Division at USDA as a GS7/9 Web Content Specialist! Announcement is open through Thursday, April 28. Our Web team manages the website and oversees/coordinates the Department’s social media presence. It’s an exciting time at USDA as we’re soon launching a redesigned website and will be taking our web communications toRead… Read more »

With your help, SXSW – FTW!

Until last year, I thought SXSW was all about the music and films. Not to mention some pretty rockin’ parties, as friends raved. As it happens, it’s also a forum for sharing some killer interactive projects, case studies, ideas. Even for government. Following SXSW 2010 tweets & blogs and hearing from gov2.0 people I admire,Read… Read more »

Opening Doors for Greater Transparency and Engagement at USDA

Today is an exciting day at USDA – and across the government – as we release our Open Gov Plan that formalizes plans to integrate openness, transparency, participation and collaboration into our every day activities. The path has been an exciting one, and USDA has met the Open Government Directive deliverables with help from employeesRead… Read more »

Let’s Move! To Build Apps for Healthy Kids!

A big THANK YOU to the awesome GovLoop guys for highlighting our Apps for Healthy Kids competition as the project of the week. It was a great effort to create the competition with the First Lady’s Let’s Move! team, OSTP and our nutrition experts at USDA’s Center for Nutrition and Policy Promotion. The competition isRead… Read more »