Made it to New Zealand!
Well I start today with a sigh of relief… It took me almost two full days to get here, to beautiful New Zealand! (although it has been dark so I have not gotten the chance to actually see the lush greenery that NZ has to offer,) Traveling across the world would be incomplete if there wasn’t any challenges, right? Airport trouble to feeling the extremes of tiredness and plane sickness. I had to remind myself to stay focused on the goal, which would inevitably be getting to my final destination!
People watching the airport will forever fascinate me because you see all walks of life there! As I had quite long layovers in Vancouver and Sydney I tried to get as much time in to continue business as usual with my Social Networking! I am very appreciative that I had the chance to spend time with my beloved friends, the Bird family, in VAN. The rest of the time was spend communicating to my family and ‘network’ of people via telephone conversations, texting, and the internet!
Speaking about my social network I was thrilled that I had the chance to watch the blockbuster movie “Social Network”. I have a friend who watched it said he didn’t really like it but then again he’s not a Facebooker so that kind of explains it. As for my review, I found to be an easy watch and interesting. It is only recently that I’ve changed my perception on the whole online strengths of networking and business/knowledge growth. Here I am blogging about how I think the future networks within any and ALL industries will continuously be influenced by the internet. So thins brings me to think from a home base and asking the question, “How can farms use the internet to further their farming operation?”
Think about that… not only is the internet a source of information, or an opportunity to develop support networks, or opening the markets for sales and promotion. What about agriculture, how is it going to influence how we do business and what can it offer us as a business advantage?
I will continue my thoughts and link some examples of farms who I think are doing such an amazing job with creating opportunities via the internet! Wish me luck at my first Nuffield International Contemporary Scholars Conference!