(Posted Fri. Aug 12th, 2011)

Aug. 12: The National Corn Growers Association’s 2011 Social Media Training Program will feature a webinar next week that will offer a comprehensive view of how to create an effective, successful blog. The program is generously supported by Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont Business, and is the eighth of 12 free hour-long online learning sessions underway monthly through 2011.


“Blogs have become a mainstream source of information over the past decade,” said Grower Services Action Team Chair Brandon Hunnicutt, a farmer in Nebraska very active in social media. “This webinar can help growers elevate their involvement by publishing a blog that shares the story of modern agriculture. Our critics have already mastered this medium; it is essential that farmers effectively use this tool in relaying our narrative.”


As blogs have become a main source of news and information for people around the world, it is imperative that farmers use this tool to share their story with peers, consumers and decisions makers. This format also provides an excellent venue with which to combat the negative information promoted on a variety of anti-ag websites. During the webinar, attendees will learn how to set up a blog and create compelling content. Additionally, it will use real-life examples of successful blogs written by farmers.


The webinar is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. CDT Thursday, August 18. Follow-up webinars are planned for September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15. Times for these will be announced prior to the webinars.


Click here to register or get more information.