Using a food-themed calendar to engage the public and promote extension from field to fork

Kayla Colgrove, Alice Henneman, Lisa Franzen-Castle

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Abstract

A monthly, Web-based food-themed calendar was created to provide Extension research-based information from farm to fork to consumers and multiplier groups working with consumers. It provides resources for selected national food-themed days, weeks, and months. This approach helped optimize the use of social media and search engines in promoting content, leading to visits and links to our organization's website. The calendar received 45,875+ page views. It has been linked 493 times from 186 websites, including other universities, blogs, and social media sites. The calendar was listed in the top three recommended webpages by search engines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2IAW3
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume52
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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