Rural & Ag Businesses Invited to Learn How to Use Social Media

White McHenry County Barn. Photo by Robin Pendergast.

From a press release, I learned of the following opportunity:


Expand & Promote Your Rural-based or Agri-business on a Shoestring Using the Social Web!

Want to market your farm and agribusiness to a huge audience … and do so on a shoestring budget?

Have you tried Facebook, YouTube or other popular social media? Need to learn more about the Social Media Revolution?

Workshop: Social Media for Planting the Seeds for Business Growth

Time: Please join us on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 am.

Location: McHenry County Farm Bureau
1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock, IL 60098

Topics covered: How McHenry County farmers and agri-businesses can use free social media tools to attract new customers, improve service for existing customers, drive traffic to websites, and support the local farm economy.

Local marketing and social media experts Marla Pendergrast and Michelle Damico from RFP Marketing will make an informative and engaging presentation to demonstrate how using free social media tools can lead to real business results.

The RFP team developed the highly successful digital properties for Twin Garden Farms and other local businesses. They will share their experiences and discuss which social media tools are right for you.

We will also discuss how interactive online communication, including Web sites, social media marketing, and video can help County farmers and farm businesses develop trade opportunities and open new markets.

Cost: $20 and includes handouts & refreshments. To reserve your ticket please go to

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