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Improving Your Farm’s Web Presence Workshop Scheduled February 4

PHOENIX, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop called “Improving Your Farm’s Web Presence” which will help attendees connect with current and potential customers online.

The workshop will take place on February 4 from 1-4 p.m. at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center computer lab located at 70 County Route 59, Phoenix.

Attendees will learn how to create or improve their web presence for their agriculture business.

The three main topics that will be covered are: how to create and publish a website, or perhaps improve an existing one; how to interact with social media sites like Facebook or YouTube; and what web applications are out there for farms to connect with buyers.

“Having a web presence is an essential part of marketing in this day and age” stated Lynnette Wright, agriculture economic development specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Oswego County. “This workshop will help farmers understand how to use social media sites like Facebook, as well the essentials of website design and content.”

The price of the workshop is $15.

Refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is required.

To register please call 315-963-7286 or send payment to CCE of Oswego County, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY 13114.

Registrations are due by January 31 and space is limited so reserve your spot today!

Oswego County is a rural county with a prosperous agricultural community.

The diversity of land allows for the growth of a variety of agricultural products including onions, apples, meat, cheese, wine, maple syrup, honey, berries, plums, peaches, and a wide variety of vegetables.

Within the county there are at least seven local farmers markets, with one open almost every day of the week.

The agricultural community in this county generates $39.4 million in annual revenue from 639 farms and supplies more than 5,000 jobs.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Itsr mission is to improve the quality of life for the community through education that is valuable to the lives of Oswego County residents.

For more information, or if you have special needs, please call 315-963-7286 or go online to www.thatscooperativeextension.org