Higher rural broadband adoption rates are directly linked with economic health, according to new research released by the National Agricultural & Rural Development Policy Center. The research looked at the impact of broadband availability, download speeds, adoption rates, and the number of broadband providers on seven economic factors and using three different modeling techniques.Read More
It was only a few short years ago that many states still didn’t provide spending transparency information online. Now, for the first time, all 50 states maintain websites with checkbook-level data, allowing citizens to dig deeper into how governments spend taxpayer dollars.Read More
In shaping its targeted advertising strategy, Facebook is no longer relying solely on what users reveal about themselves. Instead, it is tapping into outside sources of data to learn even more about them — and to sell ads that are more finely targeted to them. Facebook says that this way, marketers will be able to reach the right audience for the right products, and consumers will see advertisements that are, as the company calls it, “relevant” to them. Check out this New York Times.Read More
The University of Minnesota's AccessECommerce site is being updated by the Southern Rural Development Center. New materials will become available soon. In the meantime, enjoy these other resources offered by SRDC.
Food Safety for Farmers Market Vendors
April 11, 2013
Londa Nwadike, University of Vermont Extension Food Safety Specialist
Tracking Sales to Learn What Customers Really Think
May 9, 2013
Mary Peabody, UVM Extension
Are you a Supermarket Vendor or a Super Market Vendor?
June 13, 2013
Ginger Myers, UMD Extension Marketing Specialist
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