2 great webinars this week

Want to learn about youth entrepreneurship programs? How about enhancing your online presence? This Thursday you can do either, or both…free!
Please join eXtension for a webinar on youth entrepreneurship. “Youth Market – Rural Entrepreneurship Experience“, scheduled for June 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. EDT; 1 p.m. CDT; 12 noon MDT; 11 a.m. PDT. Our featured presenter will be Ann Sherrard, 4-H youth development educator with University of Maryland Extension.
The June webinar will highlight the Youth Market 4-H project, which was designated as a Program of Distinction in 2009 by National 4-H Council and also received the Annie E. Casey Family Strengthening Award. The project’s overall goal is to incorporates a youth component into the county effort to improve the economic status of families in Garrett County, Maryland, a rural Appalachian area. Youth market goals are focused in two areas. First, a classroom experience – youth gain knowledge and skills through participation in a youth track at the annual rural enterprise conference. Second, a vendor experience where youth develop a successful small business. The Youth Market Program was developed to provide young people and opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and have a “real-life” experience of selling at a market. Participants develop life skills, gain money management experience, and explore new product markets. Youth working under the guidance of 4-H leaders and mentors from the adult farmer’s market will increase their chances of success in their small business initiatives. As youth experience success in their market endeavors they become contributing members of the household, the financial security of their family increases and as a result, the economic development of the region improves.
If you missed any of our monthly webinars you can view the recordings at the eXtension Entrepreneurs and Their Communities site.
Webinars are one hour long. There is no charge to participate and no pre-registration is required. The Web meeting room opens 10 minutes before the start time. Go to connect.extension.iastate.edu/ecop to view. Newcomers to online learning are always welcome.
*Building Your On-line Presence, a webinar presented by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project. June 10, 7 pm.*
The options for entering the on-line world and promoting your farm business are endless. Join Connie Hancock University of Nebraska Extension Educator to discuss strategies to manage the constant flow of information and content as you connect with this larger on-line audience. Find ways to build a blueprint for engaging customers in on-line and in-person conversations that will enhance their connection to your farm and build their loyalty to your products. Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through. Go to http://tinyurl.com/NFPJune10Webinar at about 6:45 pm on June 10. Or, visit that same link a few days earlier to pre-configure your computer for webinar participation. For more information, contact newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389×203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program,

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