Social media and video tips for farmers

Published 24 January 2019

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Tell your farming story to the world using social media. We show you how you can use social media to influence people and how you can show your support and help champion farming.

Don't forget to tag us in to your posts and we'll retweet and promote what you do!

Key NFU social media accounts:

Find out more about what we do on The NFU on social media page.

How you can use social media to influence people

  • Post images - the British countryside is a beautiful canvas
  • Shoot videos and share them - your experiences are stories that need to be told
  • Tag your MP and politicians - make your voice heard in the corridors of power
  • Share facts and stats - if you're proud of our industry, tell people what it achieves
  • Use hashtags - they're a great way to make your voice heard 
  • Post more stories - a fun way of sharing the behind the scenes action on your farm. You can even do it on Twitter too with their brand new 'disappearing tweets' feature!

Setting the record straight

To help you respond to inaccurate or negative comments on social media, check out the NFU's 'Setting the record straight' hubs:

Securing your profile

If you have seen anything you're not happy with on social media or a review website such as Trip Advisor or you would like advice on how to secure your profile, then follow the links below:

What to think about when you're shooting video with your phone

  • Ideally, ask someone else to film you
  • Don't stand too close to the camera
  • Make sure you fill the screen
  • Don't move the camera too fast
  • Beware of background noise
  • Avoid windy locations
  • Make sure you're in good light

Want to remember all these tips on the go? You can download and print a handy tips sheet here

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Why not try a 360 degree video?
The website storyspheres.com will let you add audio to a scene to create a fully interactive experience.

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