Around The South
January 2014 Vol. 10, No. 1
In This Issue

SRDC Items of Interest

NARDEP Publishes Energy Policy Briefs

The National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center is organized by the Regional Rural Development Centers to provide information about the increasingly contentious and complex agricultural and rural development U.S. policy issues.

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Entrepreneurs & Their Communities - New Resources

New resources are available to support entrepreneurs and their communities. Among these are a webinar series, a blog, Facebook page, and Twitter. Explore these new resources through the links below.


  • Webinar Series 2:00 p.m. ET/ 1:00 p.m. CT/12:00 p.m. MT/11:00 p.m. PT
    • January 9 – Crafting a Consistent Marketing Message
    • February 13 – Blogging for Food
    • March 13 – Incorporating Video in to the Marketing Strategy
    • Join the sessions - https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/etc-cop
  • Blog - http://entrepreneursandtheircommunities.wordpress.com/
  • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/eXtensionentrepreneurs
  • Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/extbizteam
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CD Practice Invites Articles for Consideration

CD Practice is a web-based publication of the Community Development Society. It presents innovative approaches, tools, and techniques that can be readily applied by community development practitioners.

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Rural Data Portal Updated

Housing Assistance Council’s Rural Data Portal is an on-line resource that provides essential information on the social, economic, and housing characteristics of communities in the United States. Start “Taking Stock” of your community.

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Conferences and Trainings

Community Development Society Annual Meeting

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Community Development Society will focus on effective community development strategies, programs, and policies.
July 20-23, 2014
Dubuque, IA

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Community Development Extension Institute

Western Rural Development Center
February 26-28, 2014
Boise, ID

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Women in Agriculture Educators National Confernces

The 2014 Women in Agriculture Educators National Conference will bring together private and public sector educators, crop insurance agents, lenders, and other agricultural professionals to share ongoing and emerging successful risk management education efforts directed toward women who are involved in production agriculture.
April 2-3, 2014
Indianapolis, IN

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Creating Rural Wealth and Enhancing Food Security for Rural America through Innovative Practices

National Value Added Conference and What Works III Regional Conference National Press Club
May 13-15, 2013
Baltimore, MD

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NACDEP 2014 - The Art of Reinvention

National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals
June 22-25, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI

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Equity, Democracy, and the Commons: Counter-narratives for Rural Transformation

Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting
July 30 - August 3, 2014
New Orleans, LA

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California Naturalist State-Wide Conference

October 17-19, 2014
Pacific Grove, CA
Details coming soon!

Entrepreneur Webinar Series

January 9 - Crafting A Consistent Marketing Message!

Glenn Muske, NDSU Small Business Specialist and Connie Hancock, UNL Extension Educator
2:00 p.m. ET/ 1:00 p.m. CT/12:00 p.m. MT/11:00 p.m. PT

February 13 - Blogging for Food

Presented by Jennifer Lewis, The Soup to Nuts Resource for Artisan Food Entrepreneurs

March 13 - Incorporating Video into the Marketing Strategy

Presented by Jeremy Doan, Rolling Plains Adventures

  • JOB OPPORTUNITIES

    Community Development Specialist

    Northeastern Missouri (NW of St. Louis)
    University of Missouri on the Community Development Specialist position
    University of Missouri jobs (eRecruit) Read more.
    University of Missouri Extension Read more.

    Assistant Professor of Community Development

    The School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in community development. The mission of our school is to advance the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of our local and global communities through instruction, research and service.

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