Social media for farm workers


If you ask a farmer to name a communication technique associated with their business, social media would probably not be at the top of the list.

But Duchy College Rural Business School is trying to bring agriculture well and truly into the 21st century, by offering farm workers an introduction to modern-age messaging using platforms that it says is transforming the way the sector communicates.

On Tuesday, September 25 at 7pm, the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge will host an evening with Farmers Weekly’s community editor and social media expert, Tim Relf. Places are free for those eligible for funding as part of the South West Skills Programme.

Head of Duchy College, Andrew Counsell, said: “Social media may not be for everyone, but it certainly is having a big impact on the way we communicate. We’re running this seminar through the Skills Programme to provide as many participants as possible with the opportunity to be introduced to the subject in a fun and interactive way.”

Tickets are available free to those who qualify for funding as part of the South West Skills Programme or £13.50 for those not eligible. To check eligibility and to book a place at this event contact the Rural Business School on 0845 458 7 485 or email