The Iowa Women, Land and Legacy group will host two social media workshops next week for Iowa women involved in agriculture and/or rural businesses. Women can attend and learn how to build or improve their business using social media tools. One of the morning workshops will be held August 20 in Des Moines and the other one will be held August 21 in Waterloo.
Social media is everywhere, including agriculture. It's important to understand how it works for you and your business. Social media creates platforms for discussion, a consumer connection, a real-time stream of information and much more. The Women, Land & Legacy State Team is providing this unique opportunity through a grant from USDA Rural Development. Claire Celsi, director of public relations at Spindustry Digital in Des Moines, will lead the workshops. Celsi has spent years working as a marketing, public relations and social media professional and has taught Internet marketing, PR and social media classes at Drake University.
No cost for the workshops but need to register by Aug. 18
There is no cost for the workshops. However, space is limited, so please register by Aug. 18 to [email protected] and indicate which location you will attend. The same workshop will be conducted at each location. Participants do not need to be Women, Land & Legacy members to attend.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The interactive workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon. A complimentary continental breakfast will be available. Laptops and/or tablets are encouraged but are not necessary for the workshop.
The August 20 workshop will be held at Clive City Hall at 1900 N.W. 114th St. Clive, IA 50325. The August 21 workshop will be held at the Waterloo Center for the Arts at 225 Commercial Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50701. People needing special accommodations should contact Laura Crowell at 515-323-2207.
Iowa Women, Land and Legacy is active in 20 counties
Women, Land & Legacy, which began in 2004, works to reach agricultural, rural and urban women, to come together to converse, listen and become empowered to act on their landscape and community. The WLL state team consists of federal, state and private agencies. WLL local teams are currently active in 20 counties in Iowa. For more information, visit the Women, Land and Legacy website or Facebook page.