News

News about the southern region and the programs, projects, and partnerships of the Southern Rural Development Center.

  1. NACDEP Award Winners from the Southern Region

    July 12, 2023

    The Southern Rural Development Center wishes to extend congratulations to those from the southern region who received awards at the 2023 National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) Conference held in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and co-hosted by the University of Idaho Extension and Washington State University Extension. Continue reading NACDEP Award Winners from the Southern Region
  2. Matthew J. Ulmer Named the 2023 Bonnie Teater Early Career Achievement Award Recipient

    May 15, 2023

    The Southern Rural Development Center is proud to honor Dr. Matthew J. Ulmer as the 2023 recipient of the Bonnie Teater Community Development Early Career Achievement Award Recipient. Dr. Ulmer is the State Specialist and Priority Program Team Leader of Community Development with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Auburn University. Continue reading Matthew J. Ulmer Named the 2023 Bonnie Teater Early Career Achievement Award Recipient
  3. Save the Date: New Training Announcement for Heirs' Property

    May 15, 2023

    On June 6 & 7, 2023, SRDC will be joined by the Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center at Alcorn State University and the Southern Risk Management Extension Center to pilot a train-the-trainer workshop for Extension professionals titled "Understanding Heirs' Property at the Community Level". Continue reading Save the Date: New Training Announcement for Heirs' Property
  4. Oklahoma hosts First Multicultural Event as Part of 'Coming Together for Racial Understanding' to Highlight Diversity of Cultures

    May 15, 2023

    Food, artistic and cultural traditions were uniquely showcased at the multicultural event, “Coming Together for Racial Understanding,” in the Oklahoma State University’s Student Union Theater on February 17. The first cultural event of its nature, the OSU community joined members of the event’s committee and leadership representatives from Oklahoma’s three Land-Grant institutions. Continue reading Oklahoma hosts First Multicultural Event as Part of 'Coming Together for Racial Understanding' to Highlight Diversity of Cultures
  5. STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT: USDA Accepting Applications to Spur Job Growth and Economic Development in Rural Areas

    May 15, 2023

    United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) is accepting applications for funding to help create jobs and economic growth in rural communities. USDA is making loans and grants available under the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program. Through this program, USDA provides zero-interest loans and grants to current and former Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Electric Program and Telecommunications Program borrowers and utilities that are eligible to receive assistance from the RUS Electric or Telecommunication Programs. Continue reading STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT: USDA Accepting Applications to Spur Job Growth and Economic Development in Rural Areas
  6. CREATE BRIDGES: Phase I Impact Video Recently Released

    April 14, 2023

    CREATE BRIDGES is an economic development initiative for rural, multi-county regions to strengthen businesses and workforce within the retail, accommodations, tourism, and entertainment sectors. Click to access full article and video link. Continue reading CREATE BRIDGES: Phase I Impact Video Recently Released