Oregon Ag women offer social media training

By Oregon Women for Agriculture

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Women for Agriculture (OWA) will present a one-day workshop in January featuring nationally known speaker Michele Payn-Knoper of Cause Matters to train people in natural resource-based businesses on effective use of social media.

The seminar will be held during the Northwest Ag Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, Ore.

This workshop is designed to help farmers, ranchers, foresters and others in the natural resource businesses to use social media — like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube — to connect with people inside and outside their profession.

The program features Michele Payn-Knoper (www.causematters.com), who has made a career of speaking to natural resource groups. Payn-Knoper is also the creator of the AgChat Foundation (www.agchat.org). According to the Foundation’s website, its purpose is to “help those who produce food, fuel, fiber and feed tell agriculture’s story from their point of view.” The Foundation helps educate farmers and ranchers to use Intenet-based tools like Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, Linkedin and other social media services.

The cost of the workshop is $50 per person. Space is limited to 25 participants. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, December 2, 2011. Qualified participants will be notified by Friday, December 16, 2011.

To apply or for more information, email Marie Bowers, Oregon Women for Agriculture 1st Vice President, [email protected]; visit OWA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OW4Ag); or go to www.owaonline.org
OregonWomen for Agriculture www.owaonline.org is a state-wide, a non-profit organization, established in 1969. OWA’s mission is to educate its members and the public about the importance of agriculture to the economy and the environment.

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