March 18, 2015

"Creating a Farm Website"

Specialty Crop Institute Presents Workshop April 18

To grow a business in today's market, Nevada's farmers and ranchers need to have an online presence, including a website.

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers “Creating a Farm Website” Workshop on Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. ��" 4 p.m., at the WNC Fallon Campus, 160 Campus Way. Cost is $25 for those registering by April 11, $35 afterward. Lunch is included, and seating is limited. Online registration is available at http://www.wnc.edu/ce/sci/.

The workshop offers a hands-on opportunity for producers to create a website and link it to social media. With a new online presence, farmers can connect with customers, increase media exposure, and drive traffic and sales to their farm.

The workshop is made possible through collaboration between the WNC Specialty Crop Institute and Nevada Small Business Development Center.

Workshop topics include how to set up, brand and manage a free Wordpress.com website. Participants will also learn how to register a domain name, link to social media sites, review website analytics and more. For participants who want a more complex website, the Nevada Small Business Development Center will explain how participants can utilize its free services.

Featured speaker Ben Tedore of the Nevada Small Business Development Center has been developing websites for more than 15 years and is the webmaster for the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Small Business Development Center. Tedore has extensive hands-on experience teaching clients the essentials of website development and social media integration, and using the Internet for effective marketing and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Digital Media Art from UNR.

The WNC Specialty Crop Institute is an innovative program that teaches alternative farming methods to local growers. Funding is provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Information/registration: Ann Louhela - 775-423-7565 Ext. 2260 or ann.louhela@wnc.edu

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu


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