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Be My Friend: Utilizing Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to Engage and Interact with your Audience

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This webinar is part of the Excellence in Organic Extension Webinar Series, organized by Dr. Julie Grossman, Alan Meijer, and Thanwalee (JiJY) Sooksa-nguan of North Carolina State University. The intended audience is graduate students, new Extension personnel, and others who work with, deliver information to, and assist farmers. The webinar is free and open to the public and advance registration is required. Attendees will be able to type in questions for the speaker.

What
  • Webinar
When Oct 07, 2013
from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where Online
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Join eOrganic for a webinar on using social media for farmer and other audiences by Debbie Roos of North Carolina Extension and Debra Heleba of University of Vermont Extension on Monday, Cctober 7, 2013 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). This webinar is part of the Excellence in Organic Extension Webinar Series, organized by Dr. Julie Grossman, Alan Meijer, and Thanwalee (JiJY) Sooksa-nguan of North Carolina State University. The intended audience is graduate students, new Extension personnel, and others who work with, deliver information to, and assist farmers. The webinar is free and open to the public and advance registration is required. Attendees will be able to type in questions for the speaker.

About the Webinar

Social media is a great way to interact with your clientele and also expand the reach of your educational programs. Learn how tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest can help both you and the farmer clientele you serve.

About the Presenters

Debbie Roos has been an Agriculture Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension for more than 14 years and works primarily with small-scale organic farmers in Chatham County. Her Growing Small Farms website (www.growingsmallfarms.org) features over 500 pages of photos and information helpful to organic growers around the southern region and beyond. She is an enthusiastic Facebook user and also uses Twitter and Pinterest.

Debra Heleba is the Vermont state SARE coordinator at the University of Vermont Extension where she is currently conducting a training program on social media tools for Extension educators in northern New England (http://www.nesare.org/State-Programs/Vermont). Deb maintains a Twitter site, is a guest blogger, regularly contributes to program Facebook pages, and has dabbled with several other social media tools.

Find all upcoming and archived eOrganic webinars at http://www.extension.org/pages/25242

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Java needs to be installed and working on your computer to join the webinar. If you have concerns, please test your Java at http://java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp prior to joining the webinar. If you are running Mac OS X 10.6 with Safari, please be sure to test your Java. If it isn't working, please try Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com) or Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome).

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