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Agri-Business & Social Media Workshop

farmExpand & Promote Your Rural-based or Agri-business on a Shoestring Using On-Line and Social Media


Want to promote 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? Attend a workshop designed for you!


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 local 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 lead to real business results. The RFP team has developed highly successful digital properties for nationwide and local businesses with emphasis on agri-business. They will share their experiences and discuss which social media tools are right for you. They 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. PayPal is available for your convenience. Note: Payment is required in advance. If you elect to submit payment by check, please mail to:

5435 Bull Valley Road, Suite 324
McHenry, IL 60050 

Reservations: McHenry County EDC website – Events – Online Registration

Questions: MCEDC at 815.363.0444 or RFP at 815-477-3480 Robin F. Pendergrast Photography, Inc.

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