Make Writing Work: 5 tips about planning your writing retreat

People often ask us how we stay productive in our writing. The answer, hands-down is that we make time for it. While we make time throughout the week for writing, we also schedule two major, in-person, writing retreats a year to focus on in-depth writing and planning. Here are some tips for productive writing retreats: … Continue reading Make Writing Work: 5 tips about planning your writing retreat

Chelsie Shares Insights from PDC

I had the opportunity to attend the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) 2018 Professional Development Conference (PDC) this month. The conference, hosted by The Ohio State University, is a workshop event designed to teach strategies and trends within the agricultural communications industry. I am the Kansas State University ACT Secretary and Treasurer and attended the … Continue reading Chelsie Shares Insights from PDC

How to engage followers on Facebook

We all hear about it – Facebook’s mystery algorithm that decides what content we see and what content our page followers see. I equate it to the communication and marketing equivalent of a scratch-off ticket. We know we can win big, but we have no idea what combination of content will get us there.   Facebook does reveal veiled insights into the algorithm. We can use those insights to increase relevancy for our business pages. The following tips are a compilation of information released from Facebook and the insights from our own analysis of what content works for us.

Top 5 Fall Festivals in Kansas

Falling leaves, sweater weather and pumpkin spice everything are a few things that come to mind when thinking of fall. But in Kansas, we have much more going on than the basics, starting with our fall festivals. Fall festivals are a perfect way to support local, agricultural based businesses while having loads of fun with your friends and family. The cool air leads to corn mazes reaching their full potential, pumpkins meeting their final orange glow and are ready to be picked from their patch, apples ripen at the orchards and grape harvest time begins. The staff at CREE researched and found where to go to enjoy all things fall.

Greenhouses Getting Connected

Tucked between the rolling Virginia hills, Glenhaven Greenhouses offers customers quality plants and mulch and a place to come enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the small, family-owned greenhouse.

CREE Welcomes Royalty to Staff

Agricultural communicator. Miss Rodeo Kansas. K-State alumna. Mikhayla DeMott, the newly hired audience engagement specialist, serves many roles. Mikhayla understands the need to connect agricultural-based, rural businesses to information and research on new-media technology. She will foster that connection in her position at the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement through event planning, client outreach, media relations, and content creation.

Save the Date for our 2018 Boot Camp!

The Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement is excited to announce the dates of the Second Annual New-Media Marketing Bootcamp. Mark your calendars for February 27-28 at the Bluemont Hotel. We are thrilled to have the conference in our hometown, Manhattan, Kansas.

Master’s Graduate Returns as Managing Director

There’s no place like home. For Cassie Wandersee, the newly hired managing director of the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement, the familiar phrase sums up her joy in returning to rural Kansas and the Kansas State University family. “One of the greatest things about K-State and the department of communications and agricultural education is the … Continue reading Master’s Graduate Returns as Managing Director

The 5 Best Budget Conscious Instagram Photo-editing Apps

Did you know that 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual? Thus, it comes as no surprise that Instagram has become the app to beat in terms of affordability and engagement. Instagram currently has over 300 million users with 75 million of those users logging on daily. It can be a wonderful resource … Continue reading The 5 Best Budget Conscious Instagram Photo-editing Apps