By Allyson Coleman
The MSU Extension Service offers assistance to local businesses and community organizations in areas of social media marketing, technical support, website development, creating business plans, and more. If your business needs help in any of these areas, please contact me at the Extension office.
Please remember that the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is coming to Coffeeville Wednesday (July 17) to conduct asset mapping of the town. The Asset Development Division helps communities access local resources and create plans for the future. In doing so, they map the existing assets and make recommendations to use the community’s resources to their maximum advantage. Implementing the recommendations requires strong leadership and broad support. Meaning-ful changes take time.
The Community Presentation by the MDA team will be held at 2 p.m. (July 17) at the Coffeeville Multi-Purpose building, to inform the community of the work they have done. If able, please attend this presentation so that we can all better our growing community.
Social Media Classes are offered at the Extension office over the next several months. Extension Specialists will teach classes on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. The first class will be on Facebook this Thursday, July 17 from 1-3 p.m. Classes cost $2 per session. This is a great opportunity for everyone to learn the ins and outs of social media.
In these classes we will learn how to set up Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts, and learn the interface and basic privacy and security settings of these services. Participants will become proficient in the latest Facebook features, including how to control content that others post on your page, and find out how to make your Facebook and Instagram accounts private.
We hope you will join us. Space is limited, please call the Extension office to register for this program.
On Monday, August 4, the Extension Service will hold a training session on cyber-bullying for parents and teenagers in the community.
The class comes as the beginning of school is fast approaching and parents begin to worry about their kids and the type of information that they are putting on the internet. Posting images and status updates on Facebook, Snap Chat, Instagram, and Twitter can be a great socialization outlet for teenagers; but it can also cause a lot of damage.
This class will help explain what cyber-bullying is and teach some techniques on how to avoid and prevent this from happening. By the end of the training, participants will understand what shape it can take, the severity of it, and its consequences.
We hope that you will join us for this special training so that we can start protecting ourselves and our kids from social media abuse.
Please contact me at the local Extension office for more information and to sign up for this training.