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SRDC releases latest RIDGE Food Assistance and Nutrition Information Series brief
Meeting basic food needs was a struggle last year for more than one in five American households with children, including 22 percent of households outside metropolitan areas and 23 percent of households in the South. Parents in these food-insecure situations strive to shelter their children from hardship. But do they? A new brief, based on the research of Maryah Stella Fram, Edward Frongillo and Sonya Jones, University of South Carolina, explores how children and teens experience the fallout from thin budgets and bare cupboards. Read more at http://srdc.msstate.edu/ridge/files/fan_series/childrens_views.pdf.
e-Commerce mini grant applications: Next quarterly due date approaching
Land-Grant University (LGU) Extension educators or teams (involving both Extension and non-Extension partners) are invited to submit workshop proposals outlining how their workshop will introduce one of the e-commerce educational curricula that the National e-Commerce Extension Initiative has released. These resources are intended to expand the adoption of e-commerce strategies by communities, small/micro businesses and entrepreneurs across the country.
Quarterly Proposal Submission Date - Notification of Award:
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - Friday, Aug. 12, 2011
Download the Complete Request for Proposals
eXtension Entrepreneurship Webinar Series: Upcoming sessions focus on "Building Strong Communities: Tools, Strategies, and Techniques for Economic Development"
The eXtension Entrepreneurs and Their Communities webinars wrap up its fourth season with a three-part economic development series. All webinars will air at 2 p.m. (ET); 1 p.m. (CT); noon (MT); 11 a.m. (PT). For more information, contact Mary Peabody, Mary.Peabody@uvm.edu or Bo Beaulieu, email@example.com.
- Thursday, June 9: Sam Cordes, Purdue University, will provide an introduction to key data-rich sites including StatsAmerica.
SAAESD releases Green Industry impact bulletin
The Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors is pleased to announce the release of a New Southern Region Cooperative Series bulletin exploring the economic impact of the U.S. environmental horticulture industry: "Economic Contributions of the Green Industry in the United States, 2007." Access the report at http://www.fred.ifas.ufl.edu/economic-impact-analysis/pdf/US-green-industry-in-2007.pdf
New tool helps determine community readiness for biomass energy
Yellow Wood Associates, a rural community economic development consulting firm, partnered with the Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) to develop the "Community Roadmap to Renewable Woody Biomass Energy: A step-by-step decision-making tool for NH communities." Originally developed for New Hampshire communities, the workbook is a valuable resource for any community interested in investigating the potential for using renewable biomass energy. The Roadmap is a user-friendly, civic decision-making tool that provides a clear process for evaluating the potential use of biomass energy to help a community meet one or more of its energy goals. Learn more at http://www.nhrcd.net/index.php?id=communityroadmap.
SRDC's Grant Connections: Rural Development Funding Opportunities
The SRDC staff compiles Grant Connections primarily for the faculty of land-grant colleges and universities in the South to provide funding information in support of activities in agricultural economics, education, human sciences, rural sociology, youth development and other related disciplines.
2011 Kentucky Tennessee Institute for Sustainable Development
Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK)
May 23-25, 2011
Pine Mountain State Park
Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) Tenth Annual Conference
SERA-37 Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with this event.
June 8-10, 2011
Kansas City, Missouri
13th Annual National Value-Added Agriculture Conference
June 26-28, 2011
2011 AAEA & NAREA Joint Annual Meeting
Agricultural &Applied Economics Association & Northeast Agricultural & Resource Economics Association Joint Conference
July 24-26, 2011
Rural Sociological Society/Community Development Society Meeting
Reshaping Rural America in an Urban Society: Innovative Approaches for Community Change.
July 28-31, 2011
http://ruralsociology.org/StaticContent/AnnualMeeting/AM 2011 Brochure.true.pdf
2011 Joint Meeting Program Leadership Network, AEA and ASRED
Cooperative Extension GPS: Guiding and Producing Solutions
August 22-26, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas
Rural Wealth Creation & Livelihoods: Call for Participation
Rural Wealth Creation and Livelihoods: A National Conference and Conversation
October 3-5, 2011
Call for participation is open now with a May 15 deadline.
What Works! 2011
The Future of Entrepreneurship and Community Development in the Northeast
September 18-20, 2011
Call for participation is open now with a May 15 deadline.
Associate Extension Administrator, Kentucky State University
Associate Research Director/Principal Investigator, Community Research Service Unit, Kentucky State University
Principal Investigator – Sustainable Farms & Families, Kentucky State University
Regional Community and Economic Development Agent, West Virginia State University
State Specialist Economic Development and Community Vitality, Kentucky State University
Instructor of Instructional Design, University of Arkansas
http://jobs.uaex.edu, Posting #: 60553
Job announcements and other items of interest may be sent to Bo Beaulieu for possible inclusion in future issues.
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