Upcoming Trainings & Events

Annual Professional Agricultural Workers Conference: Tuskegee University

December 2-4, 2018

The Professional Agricultural Workers Conference (PAWC) is a forum committed to a world that values and promotes equal opportunity equitable access to information and technology for sustainable development of communities and natural resources. The conference began in 1942 mainly with Tuskegee University and local and state support and participation. It is now national in scope including representatives from the national land grant community, and from the state, federal, and private sectors. The 2018 PAWC will be held in December 2nd to 4th at the Kellogg Conference Center, Tuskegee University.

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Southern CRD Webinar Series:
Community Engagement through Partnership

December 5, 2018 @ 11am CT/12pm ET

As Extension Specialist our engagement with reputable partners will allow up to broaden the impact in the communities we serve and increase our volunteer base. This webinar will provide you with information on establishing a partnership with the IRS through their Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Because of the local and national advertisement, we receive from this partnership we are afforded the opportunity to advertise the value of the County Extension Agents. The community is provided accessibility to receiving tax preparation, the Extension Agent is trained to become Certified Tax Preparers and most important, citizens on a limited and fixed budget save money with the FREE tax preparation. This is one partnership you will want to be a part of!

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Rural Stress Summit: Promising Practices and Future Directions: Atlanta, GA

December 10-11, 2018

Rural America faces many challenges: challenging economics, rising suicide rates and the growing opioid epidemic. Land-grant institutions are uniquely positioned to impact community wellness in rural America at the local level. The University of Georgia invites you to join representatives from across rural America to have a conversation, explore best practices and learn from industry and academic experts.

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2018 NAEPSDP Annual Conference: Alexandria, VA

December 10-13, 2018

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National Summit for Gateway Communities: Shepherdstown, WV

December 11-13, 2018

This three-day summit will bring together gateway communities, their partners and experts from conservation, community and economic development, recreation and tourism, planning, and other creative fields to highlight success stories and lessons learned while engaging in robust discussions that lead to specific actions for invigorating the future of gateway and rural communities.

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Farm Stress Management Summit: East Lansing, MI

January 24-25, 2019

All Extension professionals who work with agribusiness professionals, farmers and their families are invited and welcome to attend. Both workshops are best taught by a team of at least two trained professionals. We recommend one Extension professional with a background in agriculture, and another with a family and consumer science background with a background in mental health, especially stress.

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Extension Leadership Conference: San Antonio, TX

Call for Proposals - Deadline to apply: October 15, 2018
February 6-7, 2019

Sponsored by JCEP, the Extension Leadership Conference Planning Committee invites Extension educators, specialists and administrators to share their expertise in support of the 2019 Extension Leadership Conference. The purpose of the Extension Leadership Conference is to support Extension leadership succession planning and development nationwide across all disciplines. The Extension Leadership Conference provides professional development that addresses leadership and management skill development critical for emerging Extension leaders.

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National Land-Grant Diversity Conference: Hebron, KY

February 7-8, 2019

The Conference is hosted by five land grant universities from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. It is designed for public and private university administrators, faculty, and staff; research and academic programs; K-12 educators; community leaders; health and social services professionals; employers and supervisors; human resource staff; elected officials; and all others with diversity interests. The goal of this diversity conference is to learn more about ourselves and others, to network, and to link resources to integrate diversity into programs, policies and practices for creating community well-being.

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Small Business Institute Conference: Orlando, FL

February 14-16, 2019

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National Sustainability Summit: Tampa, FL

April 16-19, 2019

Hosted by the University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Southern Rural Development Center in partnership with USDA-NIFA, this joint national conference will be held April 16-19, 2019 at The Westshore Grand in Tampa, Florida.

NSS+NEES 2019 will bring leading sustainability and energy educators and practitioners together to showcase land grant university Extension and research program successes, share challenges, and identify opportunities to strengthen our collective impacts. Extension professionals, researchers, graduate students, formal and informal educators, practitioners, and community partners are invited to participate.

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National Urban Extension Conference: Seattle, Washington

Call for Proposals - Deadline to apply: November 21, 2018
May 20-23, 2019

Washington State University and the National Urban Extension Leaders are pleased to jointly announce a call for proposals for the National Urban Extension Conference on “Innovation in the City: A Land Grant University Experience,” which will be held in Seattle, Washington, May 20-23, 2019. The 2019 NUEC will focus on four core elements of building successful urban projects and programs: core competencies, subject matter expertise, personal experiences, and innovation.

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50th Anniversary of the Community Development Society & Annual International Conference: Columbia, Missouri

Call for Proposals - Deadline to apply: November 15, 2018
July 14-17, 2019

The 50th anniversary of the international Community Development Society (CDS) is a golden opportunity to express and explore the extreme relevance and responsibility of the community development field and CDS to be proactive change agents, to help create conditions for and help foster shared and welcoming communities, and to cultivate a future in which community is the pathway through rising chaos and insularity across our world.

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Sustainable Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Conference: Astoria, OR

October 8-10, 2019

Join colleagues including University Extension and Sea Grant professionals, other faculty, agency, students and industry representatives working on tourism and outdoor recreation. Present and learn about research, case studies, sustainability and funding modes, educational program materials etc. Open to all interested individuals. Mobile presentations will visit coastal community projects and environments.

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