NSA workshop will help young farmers engage audiences through social media

The National Sheep Association (NSA) Next Generation programme is excited to bring together enthusiastic young farmers later this month to consider what is needed to communicate effectively with confidence.

Every day farmers are increasingly sharing their farming lives with an audience, whether that be on social media, in the press, with face to face events or as farming ‘celebrities’ on popular prime time television programmes but for many this is a daunting prospect.

To arm the next generation with the confidence to embrace the opportunity to share their farming lives NSA Next Generation is looking forward to welcoming attendees to an interactive day of networking and learning on Wednesday 14th February at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire.

Joining NSA to pass on their experience and top tips are well known names from the agricultural media and communications sector including up and coming influencers ‘The Pretend Farmer’ and Rebecca Wilson of the ‘Boots and Heels’ podcast.

The day will be a mix of small interactive workshops covering topics including avoiding publicity pitfalls and what the media want to know and how we can provide them with this. A session emphasising the importance of looking after one’s self whilst opening up and sharing information will also be included as NSA aims to support young farmers with both their flocks and their future wellbeing.

An afternoon panel will allow a no holds barred discussion with social media influencers who will share their highs and lows of growing a following and the opportunities that has created for them.

The workshop is aimed at 16 to 35 year olds and as always with NSA Next Generation events, will be free to attend and will be a great chance to meet with fellow young sheep enthusiasts.

For more information on the event and a link to register to attend please visit

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