August 6, 2014 – Des Moines, Iowa Women, Land and Legacy will host two social media workshops for Iowa women involved in agriculture and/or rural businesses. Women can learn how to build or improve their business using social media tools by attending one of two morning workshops on Sept. 12 in Des Moines or Sept. 22 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 taught internet marketing, PR and social media classes at Drake University.

There is no cost for the workshops. However, space is limited, so please register by Sept 5 to stateteam@womenlandandlegacy.org and indicate which location you will attend. The same workshop will be conducted at each location. Participants do not need to be WLL members to attend.

Registration begins at 8:30 AM. The interactive workshop will run from 9 AM to noon. A complimentary continental breakfast will be available. Laptops and/or tablets are encouraged but are not necessary for the workshop.

Sept. 12th workshop will be held at Clive City Hall at 1900 N.W. 114th St. Clive, IA 50325.

Sept. 22nd 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.

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. For more information, visit www.womenlandandlegacy.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/womenlandandlegacy.


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