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September 22, 2018

Internet Marketing for Farmers Workshops Offered


MEXICO, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County will host Internet Marketing 101 and 102 on April 21.

Farmers will learn how to connect with customers and potential customers online by improving their farms web presence.

There will be two workshops offered, in the morning we’ll be covering how to build and launch a farm website, and in the afternoon we’ll discuss using social media platforms to promote a farm operation.

Producers can choose to come to one workshop or both.

The workshops will be held at the Cayuga Community College Fulton Campus at 11 River Glen Drive, Fulton, in computer lab F162.

Lynnette Wright, agriculture economic development specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County, will be the presenter.

“Having a web presence is crucial in today’s marketplace for farmers. These workshops will help producers connect with current consumers and reach new ones,” she said.

The cost for one workshop is $15 or you can attend both for $30.

Please call 963-7286 to register by April 20.

Space is limited, so call to today.

Agenda:

10 a.m. – noon: Internet Marketing 101: How to Build & Launch a Farm Website

1 – 3 p.m.: Internet Marketing 102: How to Use Social Media for Your Farm

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 $47.6 million in annual revenue from 657 farms.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County interprets, disseminates and delivers research-based information and knowledge on issues relevant to Oswego County youth, individuals, families, farms, small business and communities.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

The office is located at 3288 Main St., Mexico.

For more information or for special assistance contact, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County at 315-963-7286 or thatscooperativeextension.org

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