The National Corn Growers Association 2011 Social Media Training Program will host a Webinar covering “High Functioning on Facebook” Thursday, March 17. The program is generously sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, and is the third of 12 free hour-long online learning sessions that will be held monthly through 2011.
“NCGA is strongly founded in a grassroots approach to grower activism and, especially today, this includes providing the tools that help growers tell their stories,” said Grower Services Action Team Chair Brandon Hunnicutt, a farmer in Nebraska very active in using Facebook and Twitter. “As Facebook continues to grow its network and popularity exponentially, it is imperative that farmers reach directly to consumers, the overwhelming majority of whom are completely removed from the farm, and speak to them about the values and methods that underpin American agriculture. Developing skills in this arena can empower any grower to become a strong advocate for his or her industry.”
The Webinar will cover how to get the most out of Facebook. Building upon the basic Facebook training in the first Webinars, this session provides the knowledge and tools that elevate basic users to expert status. Presenters will focus on best practices, how to use Facebook to accomplish a variety of goals, measuring success in this medium and how to avoid Facebook specific pitfalls.