Around The South
May 2014 Vol. 10, No. 4
In This Issue

SRDC Items of Interest

Choices Magazine: Opportunities for Rural Development in Cooperative Extension's Second Century

Extension addresses eight key priority issues for a stronger rural America. While the focus is on the extension system, viable investments in extension must be supported through complementary investments and activities in the Agricultural Experiment Station system. The nation’s future potential for exports depends in large measure on our ability to efficiently and flexibly connect rural areas to international markets.
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Study of Rural Transportation Issues

Read the reviews on transportation and its effect on rural communities, with an emphasis on agricultural transportation. The report looks in depth into each of the four major modes of transportation commonly used by agriculture in the United States: trucking, railroads, barges, and ocean vessels, examining each in the light of its ability to meet rural America’s transportation needs now and in the future.
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Development of a University Undergraduate Course Sequence About the Extension System

Many undergraduates are interested in community-based programming, but at most land-grants undergraduates have little contact with Extension. This article describes a grant project that developed two undergraduate courses about Extension and community-based, experiential education.
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Conferences and Trainings

NACDEP 2014 - The Art of Reinvention

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

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Community Development Society 2014 Conference

Keynote speaker Chad Predgracke. Pregracke organizes community cleanups across the country through his non-profit, Living Lands & Waters.
July 20 – 23, 2014
Dubuque, Iowa

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Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting

Equity, Democracy, and the Commons: Counter-narratives for Rural Transformation
July 30 - August 3, 2014
New Orleans, LA

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Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor – Nonprofit Leadership and Management in Rural and Urban Communities

The University of Florida is offering a 12-month tenure-accruing position in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, assigned 65% Extension and 35% research. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.
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Program Director, V.G. Young Institute of County Government

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is pleased to announce the opening for the position of Director, V.G. Young Institute of County Government. A Masters Degree in Education, Public Administration, Political Science, or related field is required. Doctorate Degree in Education, Public Administration, Political Science, or related field is preferred
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Grant Connections

Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program

NIFA intends to fund Special Needs projects to implement applied scientific programs that serve public needs in preparation for, during and after local or regional emergency situations.
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Archived Webinars

How to Run Meetings that Don’t Leave Introverts Out

May 6, 2014

Blogging for Food

February 13, 2014

Crafting A Consistent Marketing Message!

January 9, 2014

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Job announcements and other items of interest may be sent to Rachel Welborn for possible inclusion in future issues.

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