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Around The South
July 2020 Vol. 16, No.6
In This Issue

SRDC Items of Interest

SRDC Seeking Candidates for Director Position

The Southern Rural Development Center is seeking candidates for its Director’s position. Please see the attached announcement and share with anyone that may be interested. The SRDC’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of the region's 30 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being of people and communities in the rural South. This includes both Extension and research efforts.

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Bricks-to-Clicks Marketing Workshops to Help Business Owners Boost Their Cash Flow

In an effort to help small business owners boost their cash flow, Bricks-to-Clicks® is offering three 60-minute marketing workshops on Zoom on July 28, 29, and 30 from 12 to 1 pm (CT). If you know a business owner who could benefit from increased cash flow, would you please share! Space is limited to provide maximum feedback to participants.

  • July 28 @ 12pm CT: Get a Better Marketing Message in 60 Minutes
  • July 29 @ 12pm CT: Get a Better Website in 60 Minutes
  • July 30 @ 12pm CT: Get a Better Social Media Plan in 60 Minutes

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Building Community Capacity Around Socially Disadvantaged Farmers & Ranchers

USDA’s Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement, in collaboration with the Regional Rural Development Centers, is inviting you to join a multi-day virtual workshop on Building Community Capacity around Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers.

The workshop will take place over a series of dates/times to facilitate online learning.

  • Session 1: August 5th @ 8-11am CT
  • Session 2: August 6th @ 8-11am CT

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USDA Seeks Feedback to Launch Program to Create High-Wage Jobs in Rural Communities

USDA is seeking feedback to launch a new program to help create high-wage jobs in rural communities and strengthen regional economies. Under the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program, USDA intends to make grants available to help eligible entities establish jobs accelerators and Innovation Centers to support the rural workforce by helping rural communities identify and maximize local assets and connect to regional opportunities, networks, and industry clusters. USDA is hosting virtual listening sessions on a final rule that will be published this Fall on July 28th and July 30th at 1pm CT/2pm ET.

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Rural Renewal Research Prize Seeks Nominations

Deadline to apply: August 18, 2020
The Rural Renewal Initiative will award the first Rural Renewal Research Prize at the Rural Renewal Symposium on October 13, 2020. This award will honor a world leader in rural renewal research, education, and engagement. The Rural Renewal Initiative is seeking nominations for a distinguished scholar in the area of rural renewal.

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Director & Professor – Southern Rural Development Center

The Southern Rural Development Center is seeking candidates for its Director’s position. Please see the attached announcement and share with anyone that may be interested. The SRDC’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of the region's 30 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being of people and communities in the rural South. This includes both Extension and research efforts.

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Social/Biological Science Specialist (National Program Leader)

Closing Date: September 30, 2020

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Duty Station: Kansas City, MO.

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Grant Connections

Innovating Formal and Non-Formal Educational Experiences in Food and Agricultural Sciences During the Time of Social Distancing

Deadline to apply: August 20, 2020

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Request for Applications (RFA) now includes a new program area priority “FY 2020 Rapid Response to Novel Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2):Innovating Formal and Non-Formal Educational Experiences in Food and Agricultural Sciences During the Time of Social Distancing” to address the need to develop and deploy rapid, reliable, and readily-adoptable strategies in workforce preparation through formal K-14 education, as well as in youth development through non-formal education to cultivate interest and competencies in STEM and agriculture during this challenging time. Funded projects are expected to develop tools, techniques, and other practices that can be rapidly adopted at home or by educators and extension specialists to ensure the effective formal and non-formal education of K-14 students and other youth development opportunities.

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Sea Grant National Federal Partnership Liaisons Competition

Deadline to apply: November 3, 2020

In an effort to increase collaboration and effective use of federally-funded ocean, coastal and Great Lakes research, the NSGO is looking for proposals to develop National Federal Partnership Liaison positions in coordination with other federal agencies or programs whose project goals align with and support national Sea Grant focus area or vision plan goals. We expect to fund 2-3 liaisons at up to $100K of Sea Grant federal dollars annually for four years. State match of 50% of NSGO funds and ‘substantial’ federal partner funding required.

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CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS

Rural Renewal Symposium

October 13, 2020 - Virtual

The Rural Renewal Initiative inspires, empowers, and coordinates rural renewal research at Oklahoma State University and beyond. The Rural Renewal Initiative supports interdisciplinary research by funding seed grant projects seeking to improve the lives of people in rural communities and providing them with trained student research scholars to lead community-engaged and participative research. The Rural Renewal Initiative will host its inaugural Rural Renewal Symposium online on October 13, 2020, to expand and empower its network of collaborating faculty, students, and community leaders. The symposium will feature the research of faculty, research scholars, and other technical and social scientists who have conducted research in and for rural communities.

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International Workshop on Agritourism: Burlington, VT

Postponed to August 31 - September 2, 2021

The 2020 International Workshop on Agritourism (IWA) will be held October 27-29 at the Hilton Burlington Hotel in downtown Burlington, Vermont, USA. The University of Vermont Extension local host committee is working on developing an exciting program for participants which will include educational sessions on pertinent industry topics, poster presentations, hands-on workshops and farm tours, networking events, and time with our exhibitors and sponsors. We invite you to extend your trip on either end of the Workshop to explore the bountiful farms, culinary experiences, arts, and other attractions in Vermont and surrounding states and provinces.

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WEBINAR SERIES

Other: 

Marketing Workshops to Help Business Owners Boot Their Cash Flow

Jul. 28th @ 12pm CT/1pm ET
Jul. 29th @ 12pm CT/1pm ET
Jul. 30th @ 12pm CT/1pm ET

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ARCHIVED WEBINARS

Southern CRD Webinar Series 2020: 

January: The 2020 Census is Upon Us: What Can You Do?

Webinar Recording

March: The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing: Addressing Housing Issues from the Bottom Up

Webinar Recording

April: Rural Resiliency - How to Support Mental Health in Rural Communities

Webinar Recording

National CRD Indicators Team Webinar Series:

The “But for” Principle: Getting to Your Impact

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Data Visualization: Decision-Making Tools and Methods for Communities

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What’s Your Program Worth? Evaluation Strategies for Documenting the Dollar Value of Extension Programs

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Evaluating Community Development Impacts Using Qualitative Indicators

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Submit Announcements

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


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