Dear Organic Folks,


            Apologies for cross-posting, but I wanted to make you aware of an upcoming web design workshop that may be of interest to you.  See info below…


Phil Tocco



In this day and age, a website is a must.  But what should your website do for your business?  Should it serve as a billboard or online yellow pages or should it be your storefront?  These decisions don’t just require thought, but a careful comparison of costs and deployment of your time and energy.  In addition, with a little training, you may wish to take on the creation and maintenance of your own website. 

In an effort to help you answer and explore some of these questions, MSU Extension-Jackson County will be holding a Web Design and e-Commerce Workshop at Jackson District Library Carnegie branch.  The workshop will take place on two Monday evenings, October 3rd and 17th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 pm. 

This five hour class will walk participants through the practical, financial and marketing aspects of creating a website.  It will compare the costs of building your own website with having a firm build a website.  It will also walk participants through several ways of creating their own website.  The emphasis will be on hands-on learning.

If you begin the class with a good website idea, an internet service provider (ISP) and a domain name, you will have a website by the end of the class.  The class is designed to help you apply lessons learned as you proceed in the class.  Other topics presented will include selling items on E-Bay* and dealing with online monetary transactions.

Graduates of this class will know whether it makes sense for them to build their own website or have it done by someone else.  In addition, they will gain the knowledge to actually build a website if they choose to.  All web development tools used will be meant for beginners.  Some computer experience is necessary, as participants will be asked to use a computer as part of the class.

The cost of the class is $150 and includes all reference materials and software as well as meals and refreshments.

To register, please call the MSU Extension Office in Jackson County at (517) 788-4292.  The deadline for registration is September 19th.  This program is sponsored by MSU Extension-Jackson County, The Food System Economic Partnership, and the MSU Product Center.


*Use of E-Bay does not represent an endorsement implicitly or explicitly by the sponsoring organizations.



Jackson County Office                                   Phil Tocco

1715 Lansing Ave                                           Extension Educator

Jackson, MI 49202                                          Preharvest and Postharvest Food Safety

Phone:     (517)788-4292                             Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute

Fax:           (517)788-4292


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