Today’s communication tools change the way we expect to connect, share and learn. Increased access and transparency is now expected from those who grow and sell the food we consume. Virtual Study Tours from InConventus Group offer live streaming video and interaction directly with farmers, rolled into a memorable, lasting and unrestricted experience that builds credibility with your audiences.
Budgets, permission and safety and security concerns are making traditional field trips a rarity these days. However, a Virtual Study Tours brings the farm to your audience without these concerns at a lower cost!
Virtual Study Tours also put your farmers and organization front and center as a trusted resource and thought leader for your audiences when it comes to getting real, authentic information about agriculture.
As opposed to scripted, pre-recorded and highly-edited “virtual study trips” found elsewhere, our Virtual Study Tours focus on interactive, live experiences that directly connect audiences with real farmers on their actual farms through the use of live videoconferencing technology.
Featuring farmers connecting in their boots, fields, equipment and barns, no two Virtual Study Tours are ever the same! With emphasis on two-way communication and extensive opportunity to ask questions, the audience controls the direction of these unscripted trips. This approach provides ultimate transparency and is as real as it can get without actually stepping foot on the farm!
Take yourself on a real life expedition to Central Eastern European farms and food processing facilities from the comfort of your home. It’s a fun, simple and affordable way to educate and engage audiences in workshops, trade shows, classrooms and the like. This can be done through google cardboard or gear vr. Grab one and get started!
Click on a trip that interests you from either the trip offerings or live trip schedule section above. You will receive more details about the trip and be directed to an online registration form. Be prepared to submit contact information, and the number of people participating, and have a calendar handy to make sure trip dates and times fit your schedule. Once your registration is submitted, we will contact you to confirm your trip date and time and provide further details. Note: Each Virtual Study Tour is developed for specific audience. As such, the content of each tour is also tailored toward these specific audiences requirements and expectations.
In the weeks leading up to your trip, you will be provided full details and instructions to help you prepare for your trip, including technology assistance. However, we’ve included some details below so you’ll know what to expect. Virtual Study Tours are conducted using the Zoom video conferencing platform. You can test your connection to Zoom at anytime by clicking here. You may be required to download a small plug-in for the program to work on your computer the first time. Some of our trips offer maximum engagement by allowing you to have webcams and microphones turned on. So you may connect and use these items if you wish. It’s not required to participate in any of our trips, however. Note: Some businesses have restrictions on what programs can be downloaded and used on computers. You may wish to consult your IT personnel as you prepare for your trip to ensure you are able to participate.
Virtual Study Tours are typically conducted in one of three ways:
1. Smaller, meeting-style trips, where up to about a dozen different audiences join at one time and have their webcams and microphones turned on. This allows for direct visual and audio interaction between audiences and the farmer and moderator, including live video Q&A sessions.
2. Large-scale webinar-style trips, where many audiences are connected at one time. Webcams and microphones are not turned for audiences during this style of trip. However, audiences will still be able to submit comments and questions to be addressed live during the trip by a farmer and/or moderator.
3. Live-streaming trips, where the audience connects to a platform such as Facebook, YouTube or a website to view a trip. No webcam or microphones are required for this trip. Attendees may engage through comments on these trips.
The style of each trip is determined by hosting partners, and will be relayed to registrants in the weeks leading up to each trip.
Note: You are never required to use a webcam and/or microphone during a trip, but it is highly recommended for the most engaging experiences. If a webcam and microphone is not available, you may still participate in live trips where you can see/hear the farmer and moderator and submit comments and questions via chat.
You will receive an email with complete instructions for preparing, connecting to and participating in your trip. It is recommended you have IT personnel present as you use these instructions to test/prepare for your trip. If you experience difficulties, individual assistance will be available via the instructions you’ll receive. In some cases, particularly if you are participating in smaller-scale trips where microphones and webcams will be turned on, you may be asked to schedule a test connection with us for one-on-one assistance and preparation for your trip. As a courtesy, we ask all registered participants to please be prompt in replying to outreach messages and communication to ensure that you’ll be able to participate in your scheduled Virtual Study Tours. Note: In rare cases, your computer may not be able to connect using the provided instructions. However, you will be able to connect using a limited interface through your browser. We will provide instructions for doing so if determined necessary.
A typical Virtual Farm Visit lasts 30-45 minutes depending upon the audience, but may not be limited to those timeframes.You can expect to connect to your trip 5-10 minutes ahead of the start time to ensure all is working well. This will be followed by a brief welcome and introduction, followed by a short “show and tell” chat and tour with a farmer and moderator. The remainder of your trip will be devoted to live question and answer sessions, with opportunities in many cases for participants to be on camera and ask questions directly to a farmer.
Certainly! All Virtual Study Tours are recorded, with many of them posted online for viewing. Most recordings are typically available within one week of the completion of a tour. All the visits and meetings from Virtual Study Tour will be published at agri educational platform AgriMasterClass.com where you can login any time and receive access to all the recordings (available only for your company). Note: All who participate in a live trip will receive access data to AgriMasterClass.com where recordings of that specific trip will be uploaded and ready to view. Additionally, we also record VR video (360 degrees) for each participant has an opportunity to watch and get an idea how precisely each farm is built and how the processes there are organized.
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Agricultural Study Tours to Central Eastern Europe
+48 733 051 222
21 Kamienna str.,
31-403 Kraków, Poland