Tuesday, March 5, 2013

upcoming webinars: local food systems, Pinterest for Business


Pinterest for Your Business
March 14
2:00 p.m. (ET); 1:00 p.m. (CT); 12:00 p.m. (MT); 11:00 am (PT)
Connect to webinar - https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/etc-cop

eXtension - Entrepreneurs and Their Communities


Learn how to better utilize Pinterest for your business when you attend!

Just when you thought you’d gotten a handle on social media by getting on Facebook and maybe giving Twitter a try, along comes Pinterest. Pinterest is now the number three most-popular social network in the U.S., behind only Facebook and Twitter, according to Experian’s Digital Marketer Trend and Benchmark Report.  Thru this webinar an introduction to what Pinterest is and why you should use it for your business will be presented. Also discussed will be setting up a Pinterest account, how to interact, and how to create pin boards.


Presenters Tara Gross is a young entrepreneur and owner of Country Drawers in Cambridge, Nebraska and Connie Hancock is an Extension Educator from UNL Extension.


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To learn more about other eXtension educational programs - https://learn.extension.org

eXtension Entrepreneurship - http://www.extension.org/entrepreneurship

Recording of eXtension Webinars - http://www.extension.org/pages/16076/etc-webinar-archive

Mark your calendars! The eXtension Entrepreneurship webinar series continues with some very timely topics. All webinars will air monthly on the second Thursday at 2:00pm (ET); 1:00pm (CT); 12:00pm (MT); 11:00am (PT).

No pre-registration is required and there is no fee to participate. About 10 minutes prior to the start time simply go the Adobe Connect Pro meeting room at https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/etc-cop. You will be presented with a login screen that has an "Enter as Guest" option. Enter your full name then click "Enter Room" to join the conference. You will be able to hear the audio directly from your computer’s speakers.



Community, Local and Regional Food System (CLRFS) eXtension Community of Practice (CoP).   The Applachian Foodshed Project is a partner of this CoP and will be participating in the webinar.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013



During this webinar, we will feature two projects from different regions of the country working to enhance community and regional food systems.

The two projects highlighted during this webinar are funded through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Food Security grant program. Projects funded are multi-state, multi-year initiatives that address research, outreach, and education. A second webinar on two other projects will be offered on Wednesday, April 17.

The two projects to be featured:

"Enhancing Community Food Security in Appalachia:  Lessons Learned from the Applachian Foodshed Project"
Kim Niewolny and Nikki D'Adamo-Damery
Presenters will provide an overview of the Applachian Foodshed Project and the systems-level work and partnerships that uniquely define our aim of enhancing community food security in the Applachian regions of Virginia, North Carolina, and all of West Virginia. The presenters will share key updates and lessons learned from this multifaceted effort with a focus on coalition building and Action Research.   

"Innovations in Community & Regional Food Systems"
Steve Ventura and Greg Lawless
Presenters will describe the Community & Regional Food Systems project - a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Growing Power, Inc., and numerous community based organizations in seven select cities. Presenters will explain the development of our research and outreach methodology called community engagement projects (CEPs) and will share a preliminary version of a community and regional food systems 'framework' for understanding components of values-based food systems.

Start connecting 5 minutes prior to the start time. You need a computer with Internet access and speakers. At the meeting time, copy and paste this URL into your browser to enter the meeting:  https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/clrfs

** Learn about current research and outreach efforts in this exciting field!  This webinar is the first is a planned series where eCoP members will share results from on-going projects. If you are interested in presenting your work, please contact me Sharon Lezberg (slezberg@wisc.edu) or Mary Hendrickson (HendricksonM@missouri.edu )



Identifying Gaps and Barriers along the NC Sustainable Farm-Food Value Chain: Delphi Study

Registration is now open for the March 28, 2013, 1-2 pm ET, WCRL Webinar -. Click here to register. Please share the link with your networks!


Assistant Professor and Community Development Specialist

Department of Agricultural Economics

Oklahoma State University

323 Ag Hall

Stillwater, OK 74078



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