Farmers Weekly hosted a live web chat on Thursday 30 June to help readers get the most out of the huge array of social media tools on offer.


Experts from inside and outside the farming industry were available to answer any questions about using tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and podcasting. It was also an opportunity to have a wider discussion about how effectively farmers are using new social media in their personal and business lives.

You can read a full transcript of the discussion below.

Who’s taking part?

Among the experts taking part are:

– Heather Gorringe, who runs the Wiggly Wigglers garden supplies business, and studied different forms of social media as part of a Nuffield Farming Scholarship.

– Social media consultants Jan Minihane and Tim O’Grady.

– And several faces from Farmers Weekly, including community and Farmlife editor Tim Relf, deputy Rachel Jones and projects co-ordinator Will Frazer.