Baton Rouge, La. – The Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Institute (SARDI) has partnered with the USDA and the Acadiana chapter of SCORE to host two events for rural business owners in the Acadiana area.
The free learning sessions will be held on September 25 at SARDI’s office, located at 1209 Diesi St., in Opelousas, La.
Activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a ‘Marketing Mix for Rural Businesses,” followed by a ‘Facebook and Instagram Ad Workshop’ at 6 p.m.
The sessions will be led by Tonia Askins, Louisiana District Director of SCORE Louisiana, and will teach business owners how to create effective newsletters through email marketing, increase their customer reach, and develop their brand.
Both events are free and open to rural business owners, but registration is required. To register, contact SARDI at, 337-943-2410.
The Acadiana SCORE chapter is a non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed by providing guidance and counseling in the eight parish area of Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion, St. Landry, Acadia, Evangeline and Iberia.
SARDI is a satellite campus of the Southern University Ag Center housed in Opelousas, La. The Institute focuses on improving the socioeconomic well-being of citizens in rural communities within a ten-parish region of St. Landry, Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee, St. Martin and Vermillion.
The SU Ag Center and the SU College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences together are called the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus.