I’m going on the road!
I’m flying to Edinburgh to present a talk on social media at Farm & More – The Farm Diversification Event – an annual get together for the farm retail and diversified farming sector.
This includes producers of fantastic local and artisan foods, owners of farm shops and the ever popular farmer’s markets, parks and ‘pick your own‘ farms who offer great family days out.
This is all as a result of my talk at The Speciality Fine Food Trade Fair at Olympia in London last year.
Farm & More is organised by FARMA – the only UK-national organisation representing farm diversification.
Farm retail plays a huge part in the UK small business sector developing into wider areas including agri-tourism, entertainment and educational aspects. It’s worth over £2 billion a year adding valuable skills and jobs to rural communities.
It’s a real privilege to be speaking at the event. I’m a big supporter of local business and often choose independent shops and cafes over supermarkets and larger high street chains.
What’s more, I’m really excited to be sharing some creative and fun ideas on how social media can help promote the products and services of the local, small retailer. Plus, I’ve never been to Scotland!
What I’ll be speaking about on the day
- The one essential ingredient you need before you even start on social media
- Oops! The most common social media mistakes and how to avoid them
- Real life examples and success stories
- Turning the tables: audience social media clinic
Farm & More are on Twitter – you can follower them here: @FarmandMore
And you can find me on Twitter here: @AbsoluteAlicia