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NC agency urges food companies to social marketing

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s agriculture department is pushing small food companies to Facebook for new markets.

The Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services holds a seminar Tuesday for small food companies looking for new ways to promote and expand their businesses. Farmers and entrepreneurs get a course on how new media tools like Twitter, Facebook and Google alerts can help foodies find a company’s goodies.

Producers also get a rundown on what they need to know about meeting safety and tax laws while using the Internet to sell food products.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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North Carolina’s agriculture department is pushing small food companies to Facebook for new markets.

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