Learning New Skills

By: Cady Tucker

The first month of my Social Media Internship for the Barber County Extension Office has gone by so fast I almost can’t believe it. Here we are in the second week of July already. The first 2 weeks of my internship I spent getting added to all the public social media sights the office manages and getting on boarded to Kansas State University so I had access to the office webpages and emails. It took a little more time than I expected, mainly because of summer schedules.

As a summer intern, I have been busy building flyers for some of the offiice education programs and then using the flyer to advertise the program on social media. This included the summer pickling program, an office giveaway for KSU football tickets, and a robotics program for the local libraries (ads-only). I’ve learned so much about the best time to schedule posts and on uploading information. I’ve also taken photos for the office and contacted all the 4-H leaders to get club information. Now I’ll begin highlighting what the 4-H clubs have done for community service and some of their summer projects.

I’m also learning Adobe Premier and working on a horsemanship video for the office. My goal is to develop high-quality content to be used in advertising the office activities and increase local participation and membership across all the Extension programs. This includes Ag production, Family and Consumer Science, and the county 4-H clubs.

In the next few weeks, I will highlight the upcoming county fair and all the events to attend to increase attendance at the fair. I am looking forward to spending time at the fair and meeting the community leaders and business owners of Barber county to increase my local network and build new friendships.

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