10 ways to #BackBritishFarming

Back British Farming

The NFU is inviting MPs and farmers up and down the country to throw their weight behind Back British Farming Day, to celebrate our farming industry. 

Whether it's embracing social media to show your support for Back British Farming Day or getting your local MP to get involved, we've got some great ideas to get the word out. 

1

Say why you’re proud to produce food for the nation and show how you're keeping the nation fed with a short video. 

Here are some top tips for shooting the perfect selfie video:

  1. Avoid filming in windy locations or busy farmyards – unless you have a microphone that you can attach to your top. A strong wind can be the difference between a good and a bad video.
  2. If possible, get a family member / friend to take the video, rather than taking a selfie.
  3. Try to get your fields or animals in the background, this looks much better to who is watching the video and also means people can see what you farm.
  4. Keep it under one minute.
  5. Talk slowly and clearly.
  6. Take the video in landscape rather than portrait.
  7. Don't stand too close to the camera – around one metre should work.
  8. Don't move the camera too fast.
  9. Make sure you're in good light.

2

Use the Back British Farming day ‘twibbon’ to add to your profile picture on Twitter. You can also Facebook profile picture.

3

Stay up to date and follow our Facebook event for Back British Farming Day to ensure you have access to all of our Back British Farming resources.

4

Reach out to your MP ahead of the day and share your farming images to illustrate why food and farming is important to them.

5

Tag your MP in your Twitter post.

6

Take a look at these six facts that will make you want to back British farming and share them throughout #BackBritishFarming day on your Whatsapp group, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok and Facebook pages.

7

If you know your MP, invite them on farm. If you need help to arrange this, contact your Regional NFU office.

8

Invite your MP to wear the wool and wheat-pin badge they will have received from the NFU President Minette Batters and share their picture.

9

Download our report that will be launched to coincide with Back British Farming Day and invite your social followers to do it too.

Download your FREE NFU app to make sure you get the report as soon as it lands.

10

See if you can spot your MP wearing a the wool and wheat-pin badge on 9 September in the House of Commons and say thank you on social media.

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