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ASBTDC to Host Social Media for Farmers’ Markets Seminar


JONESBORO — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at Arkansas State University is hosting two seminars designed to help self-promote farmers’ markets through social media.
“Advanced Social Media” is already slated for Tuesday, May 5, from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $40 per registration. Members of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce pay $30 and tickets for A-State staff and students are $20.
After seeing a rapid growth in the A-State Farmers’ Market, manager Bob Young contacted the ASBTDC about a seminar to help vendors. “Social Media for Farmers’ Markets” was developed and follows Thursday, May 7, from 2-4 p.m., and is open free-of-charge to all vendors.
A-State’s Farmers’ Market, located at 3350 Aggie Road, opens May 2 and is open from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday from May through October and from noon-5:30 p.m. each Tuesday from June through September. All produce and products are grown or created within a 100-mile radius of Jonesboro or within the state of Arkansas.
Steven Trotter, owner of Nectar, a Jonesboro agency for branding and marketing for small businesses, is the guest lecturer for “Social Media for Farmers’ Markets.” This seminar offers a fresh perspective to ‘new media.’ 
Pre-registration is required for each seminar. To register, call (870) 972-3517, or visit the ASBTDC training calendar online at asbtdc.org.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. Contact Kelli Listenbee, A-State SBTDC training specialist and business consultant at (870) 972-3517.
The ASBTDC at Arkansas State is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas- Little Rock College of Business and Arkansas State University College of Business. The ASBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research plus low to no-cost training. Learn more at astatesbtdc.org.
This event is co-sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, First Community Bank, First Security Bank, Focus Bank, Simmons First Bank and the Arkansas State University College of Business. 
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