Free Social Media Coaching
Now in its third year, the Boost Social Media Coaching Program is a collaboration between Iowa Valley RC&D (based in Amana, Iowa) and Northeast Iowa RC&D (based in Postville, Iowa).
This program is a free coaching opportunity for market managers and vendors in Iowa. The goal is to assist managers and vendors in using social media as a tool to promote their markets or products, attract new customers, demonstrate economic value, and build community.
The 2021 Program will have two options: an Accelerated Program and a Full Season Program. The Accelerated version will run from February to April and is meant for participants interested in focusing on improving their social media skills before the busy time of the year for markets and producers. The Full Season version will run from May to October and is meant for participants interested in gaining feedback and training throughout the season.
Although there is no cost for this program, participants will need to contribute time and be open to implementing new strategies. To ensure a successful and tailored approach, the structure of this program will be a result of feedback solicited from participants about their availability, preferred communication methods, goals for social media use, and willingness to act collaboratively.
Strong applicants will be farmers market managers or vendors in Iowa with an existing Facebook and/or Instagram account and some basic experience with posting content.
Applications for the 2021 coaching program are now closed. Check back for updates on future seasons.