Big digital strides ahead
increasing the number of followers on their social media platforms..
thing with the following tweet. “The Macra Facebook page wasn’t hacked last night, folks, it was all an elaborate scheme to get your attention” A statement released by Macra na Feirme confirmed that these posts on Facebook were part of a farm safety campaign. The statement included: “As you may have seen, one of our moderators had a bit of an accident on our Facebook page last night. “Facebook is something that people use all day, every day, and nobody ever thinks that they’re going to accidentally post something they shouldn’t. “Our moderator probably thought ‘that will never happen to me’, but when you lose concentration, when you take your mind off what you’re doing, even for a second… that’s when you have an accident. “When you think it couldn’t happen to you… that’s when it happens. “Just like when you’re on a farm. Hundreds of accidents happen on farms every year, to people who thought it will never happen to them. “A momentary lapse in concentration, leading to a lot of suffering and regret”
“To help Macra members to learn to avoid serious injury and even death on a farm, we’ve come together with ABP Food Group to run a series of safety courses around the country.”
It was an innovative move to use social media to raise the all-important awareness of farming safety risks.
Macra members at the Ploughing championships, where events like their Tractor Karaoke can generate thousands of online hits, thus