Marcus Oldham Forum – Social Media & AGvocacy in Agriculture

Tom, Sam & myself managed to get our slick looking selves onto the Stock & Land website. Click image to view article.

It seems hard to believe that it’s a month now since I presented at the ‘Social Media in Agriculture’ forum at Marcus Oldham College in Geelong. The forum was put on by the college’s Center for the Study of Rural Australia and there were well over 150 people in attendance to hear from a really great lineup of speakers that I was thrilled and humbled to be apart of.

The speakers were:

  • Tom Whitty – #agchatoz & VFF – Gave us an introduction to Social Media and the #agchatoz platform and story.
  • Tim Gentle – Design Experts – Really emphasized the immediacy of social media and encouraged us to start using it, or use it more in our business.
  • Brad Jenkins – Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. Showed us how the RASV were using Social Media to build excitement and enthusiasm around the events they run, including the Royal Melbourne Show.
  • Sam Trethewey – Fairfax Ag Media. Showed us how to build our ‘brand’. Or tell or story/ message on social media.

My presentation was titled ‘Social Media and AGvocacy in Farming’ and the good folks at Marcus recorded the audio and placed it online.

You can find that, as well as more details about all the presentations on the day on the Marcus Oldham website. I was also interviewed by one of the students who attended and that interview has been put online. It’s come up really well, so big thanks to them for doing it. Check it out below.

Jonathan

Web developer turned farmer. Interests include: my faith, my wife, technology, cricket, farming, ice cream & world events.

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