Around The South
August 2014 Vol. 10, No. 6
In This Issue

SRDC Items of Interest

Bonnie Teater Awards and NACDEP Southern Awards

SRDC would like to congratulate Alan Barefield for receiving the prestigious Bonnie Teater Lifetime Achievement Award, and also a congratulations to the National Association of Community Development Extension Professional award winners from the South. Read more below about the awards and their recipients.
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Sustainable Food Systems

We often forget that the birth of Extension was accompanied by a great sense of urgency, and the need to create a more ordered food system informed by scientific research became a paramount national goal in America. Again, we face that same sense of urgency today, as we contemplate the need to feed a projected global population of 8 billion in 2025, and as we try to determine how to meet the new and evolving needs of communities, while we struggle with limited resources and capacity.
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Energy Extension is Central to Sustainability

Not only is energy uniquely tied to sustainability, but also energy in itself is a broad and diverse issue. Looking to the past for guidance, the Extension system has a long, if intermittent, record of offering programming on energy problems. The evolution of energy technology and policy has increasingly empowered individuals, enterprises, and organizations with new energy choices. Extension model of offering unbiased, research-based information through local connections still remains a strong vehicle for future energy education and outreach.
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Job Opportunities

In-Service Training and Distance Education Coordinator

The In-Service Training and Distance Education Coordinator is responsible for planning, management, and administration of the LMS system, web-based employee training system (learn.uaex.edu) and the web-based training system for external clientele (courses.uaex.edu). Required: Masters Degree in a discipline appropriate for the assigned function is required. At least one year’s experience with learning management system administration responsibilities.
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Grant Connections

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program

This award is specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Applicants provide clarity about the philosophy of their graduate training, and relevance to USDA mission sciences, NIFA priorities and national science education policies and statistics.
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School Wellness Policy

USDA FNS announces the availability of funds and opportunities to conduct comprehensive school wellness policy surveillance at multiple levels, including state- and school district-levels. The funds will support public or private, non-governmental research institutions to enter into a cooperative agreement with USDA FNS.
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Give Care. Take Care.

September 17, 2014
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Easy as PIE Webinar: Grant writing as a collaborative process

September 17, 2014
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100 Years of Extension: Extending Knowledge Changing Lives from One Century to the Next

September 22, 2014
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Equipping Volunteers to Understand Differences

Tuesday, September 23
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Archived Webinars

Small Steps to Health and Wealth

July 29, 2014

Peaks and Pitfalls of Extension Scholarship in an Online World

July 14, 2014

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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