News

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

  1. CREATE BRIDGES National Team Recognized by the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) at their 2021 Annual Conference

    August 3, 2021

    The CREATE BRIDGES national team was recently recognized as a regional and national award runner-up by the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) at their 2021 Annual Conference, held virtually on May 15-19. Continue reading CREATE BRIDGES National Team Recognized by the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) at their 2021 Annual Conference
  2. Dr. Steven Turner Retires after 18 Years of Service to MSU and SRDC

    August 3, 2021

    Dr. Steve Turner has retired from Mississippi State University and the Southern Rural Development after 18 years of combined service. Continue reading Dr. Steven Turner Retires after 18 Years of Service to MSU and SRDC
  3. APLU Seeking Expressions of Interest for Online Conference

    September 17, 2020

    APLU is currently soliciting Expressions of Interest from researchers and extension professionals working at the intersection of community broadband access and the application of digital tools in agriculture to participate in an online conference. We invite you to read the conference overview and complete this online form to express your interest. The deadline is 11:59 pm ET on September 30. Continue reading APLU Seeking Expressions of Interest for Online Conference
  4. Southern Rural Development Center Secures Walmart Grant to Expand CREATE BRIDGES Initiative

    September 17, 2020

    SRDC has secured funding from Walmart to expand CREATE BRIDGES, a pilot program centered on strengthening retail, accommodations, tourism, and entertainment industries which have been notably impacted by COVID-19 and often make up a large portion of the jobs and businesses that drive rural economies. The SRDC will collaborate on Phase II of this initiative with three Land-Grant University (LGU) partners: New Mexico State University, North Carolina State University, and University of Illinois. Community and Economic Development specialists from each university, Dr. Michael Patrick (NM), Becky… Continue reading Southern Rural Development Center Secures Walmart Grant to Expand CREATE BRIDGES Initiative