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Mar 26

Social Media 101 for Volunteers

7:00 pm EDT

Does all the talk about social media have you confused? Are you wondering if you should start a group or a page? What about using Pinterest to collect ideas for your next meeting? Will these tools help keep your club connected and get your members and families the information they need to be successful?

On March 26, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., join Michigan State University Extension’s Capacity Building Work Team to learn the basics and get some tips to be successful with social media.

For more information please contact Christine Heverly at (517) 676-7291 or sisungch@anr.msu.edu.
Mar 30

Extension for Health in New Mexico

12:00 pm EDT

Extension for Health in New Mexico

We hope you can join us for this month’s exciting webinar: Extension for Health in New Mexico.

The Cooperative Extension’s National Framework for Health and Wellness focuses on improving the health of all Americans.  An important element of executing this framework includes Cooperative Extension’s collaborating with partners in different sectors, including academic health centers and healthcare systems.

New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center have pioneered a partnership that works to provide expertise in the discipline of health sciences and an education-delivery system.

Our presenters, Dr. Sonja Koukel (New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service), Dr. Arthur Kaufman (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center) and Carolina Nkouaga (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Office for Community Health), will describe the Health Extension Model and provide examples of on-the-ground collaboration as it exists in New Mexico.

 Monday, March 30, 2015

12-1 pm (Eastern)/11am-noon (Central)/10-11am (Mountain)/9-10am (Pacific)

URL:  https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/communities

This webinar will be in “listen only” mode – questions can be typed and will be addressed as time allows.

Please share this opportunity with others, and make plans to join us!



Sonja Koukel

Mar 30

Getting started with direct marketing

7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 20-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2015 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series.  A descriptive flyer and on-line registration and payment for any or all of the webinars is available at http://events.anr.msu.edu/beginningfarmerwebinars/  A registration fee of $10 per webinar, or $100 for all 20 webinars is required.

Getting started with direct marketing

Michelle Walk, Julia Darnton, Beth Clawson, MSU Extension

Monday, March 30, 2015, 7-9pm

New farmers who plan to sell products directly to consumers should become as familiar as possible with the various approaches available.  On-farm sales, CSA, local farmers markets and other techniques will be presented, with pros and cons of each. This session will provide a valuable overview of direct marketing and help you determine which strategies will best fit your operation. This session will also briefly touch on the applicable regulations for which products need to be licensed to be sold direct to consumer.




Michelle Walk, Julia Darnton, Beth Clawson

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