Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development
NIFA Announces Release of 2501 Program Request for Applications
NIFA announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to compete for financial assistance through the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, the 2501 Program.
Urban farming webinar is now available online
Urban agriculture — including its economics, successes, and challenges — was the topic of a free web-based seminar hosted by Center Scholar Dr. Doolarie Singh-Knights of West Virginia University on Friday, June 27. Presentation files and a recording of the webinar are now available online. The webinar sparked many additional questions about urban farming that may keep the conversation going among participants.
Climate change webinar is now available online
Climate change and its implications for local and regional food systems was the topic of this webinar, hosted by Center Scholar Dr. Doolarie Singh-Knights of West Virginia University on April 25, 2014. Presentation files and a recording of the webinar are now available online.
Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development News
Presentation on economic development priorities for federal statistical data is now available
August 20, 2014During the July meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, a symposium was held to provide a platform for AAEA members to identify priorities as input to federal statistical agencies’ funding decisions. Center Director Stephan Goetz served as a symposium panelist, and his presentation, titled "Economic Development Priorities for Federal Statistical Data," is now available.
NERCRD-led project featured on cover of news magazine for agricultural scientists
August 18, 2014The cover story of the July 2014 issue of CSA News is a six-page feature about the Northeast Center's signature food systems project, Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast through Regional Food Systems (EFSNE). CSA News is the official magazine for members of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.
New Hampshire Sea Grant research identifies opportunities to market "underloved" seafood species
August 18, 2014A study conducted by researchers at the University of New Hampshire indicates that consumers “overwhelmingly” prefer local seafood over imported seafood and are willing to pay more and drive further to attain it. Northeast Regional Center TAC Committee member Charlie French, who also is a UNH Cooperative Extension associate professor of community development, and Kelly Cullen, associate professor of natural resources and the environment, recently presented the preliminary results of their N.H. Sea Grant-funded study to a small group of local fishermen, seafood retailers, local food organizations and chefs.
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