Apply Now for Upcoming Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps Events

Apply Now for Upcoming Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps Events

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Are you a student interested in #ag and #socialmedia? Apply for the Social Media Corps! The deadline is tomorrow!

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 2:05pm

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By Amelia Sprague 

The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) and Farm Credit are now recruiting for the 2015 Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps this fall. This unique opportunity allows students to gain real-world experience in developing their social media and communications skills. Apply now- the deadline for the Northeast and Southern Regional Dairy Challenge events is just two short weeks away!

Social Media Corps members will develop and execute a strategic content plan, and manage the online conversation around regional and national NAIDC events. Members will take photos, create tweets and Facebook posts, and engage with key stakeholders online to expand the visibility of the Dairy Challenge events.

Dairy Challenge Event Date Location Deadline to apply for Social Media Corps
Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge October 22-24, 2015 State College, PA September 25, 2015
Southern Regional Diary Challenge November 15-17, 2015 Abingdon, VA September 25, 2015

To prepare for this highly-visible assignment, Social Media Corps students will receive training from the Farm Credit National Communications Team focused on strategic social media program development and execution. The Social Media Corps will share their Dairy Challenge experiences from the field, and drive online conversation with both attendees and the broader online community.

Do you have what it takes to be a member of the Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps? We’re looking for students who are:

  • Available to attend one of the Dairy Challenge events in 2015 and participate in the full event
  • Passionate about social media and digital storytelling
  • Looking to learn more about developing and managing a strategic social media program
  • Knowledgeable about the dairy industry (not required, but it is a plus)

NAIDC will cover hotel and meal costs for Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps members and will also help coordinate travel to the event.

Be sure to apply for the desired Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps event by the deadline date listed in the table above. To give yourself an edge over your competition in the selection process, we encourage you to show the judges your social media skills and make sure to use the Dairy Challenge hashtag, #DairyChallenge.

Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps members will be notified within five days after the application deadline. Please feel free to share this blog post with your agricultural communications peers and your social media networks.

Apply here.