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Using Social Media to Increase Awareness of Extension

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University of Minnesota Adjunct Assistant Professor of English, Michael Tortorello recently began writing a gardening blog for the New York Times, chronicling his adventures in gardening at his Minneapolis home. His blog features several experts on a range of gardening and horticulture topics.  In his May 8 blog post, Tortorello features expert advice from Extension Soil Scientist (and Senior Associate Dean), Michael Schmitt, and Extension Specialist in Nursery Management, Jeff Gillman.  

Social media applications connect users worldwide by allowing them to publish and access information via the web. Contributing to social media outlets such as blogs increases Extension's scope in Minnesota and beyond, thus increasing our visibility and impact.

Catherine Dehdashti
Communication & Public Relations Coordinator

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