Farming 2.0

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Article Published: Jan. 12, 2012 | Modified: Jan. 12, 2012

A Social Media for Farmers workshop will be held on Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Watauga Agricultural Conference County Center in Boone.

Snow date is Feb. 7.

“Want to harness the power of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to reach new customers and grow your farm business? You won’t want to miss this all-day hands-on workshop designed especially for farmers and taught by social media experts Johanna Kramer and Cary and Grace Kanoy (GeoCore Films),” according to extension agents with the Watauga County Cooperative Extension office in Boone.

“You will leave this workshop with a fully-functioning Facebook and Twitter page (or upgrade your existing pages), the skills to shoot your own short farm video using your cell phone, camera, or iPad, and the training to take better farm photos.”

The workshop includes lunch. It is imited to 25 participants. Cost is $10.

Register by calling (919) 542-2402, emailing (cheryl@carolinafarmstewards.org) or online at http://carolinafarmstewards.org/socialmediaforfarmers.shtml.

The workshop is funded by a grant from the Golden LEAF foundation, with additional support from the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Center. The workshop will be held at the Watauga Agricultural Conference County Center, located at 252 Poplar Grove Road in Boone.

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