Suzanne Crampton has fast become one of Ireland's most famous farmers and she has done it all through the power of social media turning her small flock of zwartbles sheep into social media stars. Not content to be just a famous farmer she's now going to be giving a talk on how social media can benefit your farm and help increase your farm income.
‘Be inspired to use social media for your farm business’ is to be the focus of the next South-East Women in Farming Ireland meeting.
Calendared to occur on Tuesday 5th September in Woodford Dolmen Hotel Carlow, well-known Zwartbles sheep farmer Suzanna Crampton will share the story of how social media has helped her enterprise to flourish.
Suzanna has trebled her farm income because of social media, particularly Twitter which she operates under the @ZwartblesIE handle.
She farms a flock on fourteen acres in Co. Kilkenny and has garnered attention for her breeding stock, meat, woollen blankets, yarn, calendars and greeting cards on an international stage.
Her Twitter followership alone is now in excess of 14,000.
Suzanna says “Social media is not about growing followers or telling people your products are for sale. It's about storytelling, conversations, and building relationships. By doing this successfully, social media has the power to transform your business.”
All are welcome to attend the meeting.
Admission is €5.
Tea/ coffee and biscuits will be served.
Join the event on Facebook here.
Photo: Celia Bartlett