Boosted: Could your business use a BOOST online?

It is no secret that the internet is a big place that is continuing to grow. In today’s times it is so important for small businesses to have a presence online, either with a website or on social media; however, this feat doesn’t come without challenges.  One major challenge is creating great content with limited time. … Continue reading Boosted: Could your business use a BOOST online?

Selling Safely: Cybersecurity Best Practices for Your Small, Rural, Ag Business

Cyber-attacks are a continued and growing threat for all businesses. Small businesses, like agricultural and rural businesses should not think they are immune to this threat: obscurity is not security. Small businesses may even be more at risk, because they tend to have fewer practices in place to prevent a cyber-attack. While attackers may prefer … Continue reading Selling Safely: Cybersecurity Best Practices for Your Small, Rural, Ag Business

Conferencing from the Couch: Best practices for hosting and attending virtual conferences and meetings

Hello CREE community! We want to begin this blog post by saying that our team is thinking of those affected by COVID-19, as well as wishing everyone a safe and healthful journey during these unprecedented times. Speaking of those times of social distancing, I’m sure we have all been affected by the recommendation to remain … Continue reading Conferencing from the Couch: Best practices for hosting and attending virtual conferences and meetings

New Year: New Ways to Learn with CREE

Happy New Year (and decade), everyone! If you’ve been following along with the CREE blog since back in the day, this isn’t our first introduction. I’m Anissa, and I previously worked for CREE as the marketing communications intern during my undergraduate studies. As an intern, I wrote many blogs related to new- and social-media marketing. … Continue reading New Year: New Ways to Learn with CREE

CREE Second Quarter Analytics

In order to continue our goal of transparency, CREE has decided to post the insights from our own analytics taken from our Facebook page. This post will cover the second quarter of 2019 (April-June). Overview CREE posts on Facebook on Mondays and Fridays. Occasionally, Wednesdays are added to our content calendar to highlight special events and … Continue reading CREE Second Quarter Analytics

Chelsie Shares Insights from PDC

By Chelsie Calliham 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 … Continue reading Chelsie Shares Insights from PDC

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.

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.

The 5 Best Budget Conscious Instagram Photo-editing Apps

By Chelsie Calliham 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 … Continue reading The 5 Best Budget Conscious Instagram Photo-editing Apps