NSB Provides Youth Social Media Training at Nebraska FFA Convention and Chance to Win Free iPad

Lincoln, Neb. – 3/30/11 – The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will host a social media training workshop at the Nebraska State FFA Convention, April 6-8, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska and give away a free Apple iPad to a lucky participant. The goal of the training is to empower FFA youth leaders with the knowledge they need to become successful advocates of agriculture.

The training will teach students the dos and don’ts of social media and help them hone their skills. Specific topics covered will include how to maintain a successful and safe online presence, creating/maintaining their personal brand online, appropriate use of social media, using Facebook safely and how to become an ag advocate in Nebraska.

“We stand behind the FFA and their mission to foster leadership qualities and prepare young people to become successful adults,” said Drew Guiney, NSB Director of Consumer Relations. “Therefore we thought the State FFA Convention would be the ideal place to reach out to strong youth leaders who are passionate about agriculture and help them become the next generation of agricultural ambassadors.”

Students have two opportunities to attend during at the Convention’s the breakout sessions:

• Thursday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Cornhusker Marriott, Hawthorne Room
• Thursday, April 7 at 3 p.m. at Cornhusker Marriott, Yankee Hill 3

To be eligible to win the Apple iPad giveaway, FFA students must attend at least one of the workshop sessions.

NSB has long sought to spread the story of agriculture to all Nebraskans and bridge the widening gap between farmers and consumers. This training session is part of a broader initiative to encourage farmers to speak up, tell their own stories and become advocates for the industry and lifestyle they love.

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The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.