Farmers learn how to use social media tools during an OFBF training session.

Learn how to use, apply social media at free Ohio Farm Bureau workshops

Buckeye Farm News

Want to learn how to use social media? Wondering how Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or blogging can benefit your farm, business and your county Farm Bureau?

Ohio Farm Bureau members are invited and encouraged to attend free hands-on workshops that will help them use these digital media tools in a way that makes sense in their daily lives.

Sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animal Issues and conducted by Ohio Farm Bureau’s award-winning social media team, the scheduled workshops will help both beginners and advanced social media users learn more they can apply when lending their voices to online conversations about Ohio food and farming or when promoting agriculture or their business.

All workshops start at 9 a.m. and will run through approximately 4 p.m. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Laptop computers will be provided, but members may also bring their own laptops if preferred.

All attendees are required to sign up for free social media accounts prior to the training session. Those providing their own laptops are also encouraged to download software that will be used in training. Complete details, requirements, registration materials and step-by-step instructions are available at

Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided. All attendees will also receive OFBF’s newly published training booklet “Discover your Social Brand: An Ohio Farm Bureau Guide to creating, managing and maintaining your Facebook  Business Page.”

Reserve your seat

For more information, or to reserve your spot at a workshop, contact Wanda Campbell at [email protected] or call 614-246-8271. Brochure and registration information can also downloaded at


Social media workshop dates

Sept. 7 | Zanesville  (RSVP immediately)

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, Summit Room

4546 E. Pike, Zanesville, OH 43701(located just off the I-70 & Hwy. 40 intersection)


Sept. 14 | Oberlin (RSVP by Sept. 4)

Lorain County JVS, Lecture Room A

15181 St. Rte. 58, Oberlin, OH 44074(located just south of the intersection of U.S. Hwy 20 & St. Rte. 58)


Schedule social media training in your county

Ohio Farm Bureau’s social media staff is available to conduct free local social media training workshops for members throughout the state. Contact your county Farm Bureau, call 614-246-8233 or email [email protected] to request training in your area.


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