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
Attracting immigrants and other minority groups to sustainable agriculture programs is the topic of a new online resource
August 19, 2014Two University of Delaware initiatives aimed at expanding risk-management knowledge and agricultural skills within immigrant and other minority communities in the Delmarva Peninsula offered researchers additional insight into approaches that work well to attract immigrant and minority groups to Extension programs. Their findings are presented in a research poster.
Rural economies found to benefit from broadband
August 8, 2014Newly published research funded by the National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center (NARDeP) shows that broadband is an engine for growth in rural U.S. communities, especially when a large segment of the population adopts the technology. The research team's findings are among the first to provide evidence to support a long-held assumption that rural economies are boosted by broadband.
Postdoctoral Researchers in Microeconomics Invited to Apply for Open Positions
July 15, 2014The NERCRD is currently accepting applications for two Postdoctoral researchers in the area of applied microeconomics beginning August 2014.
- Cornell University
- Delaware State University
- Penn State University
- Rutgers University
- The University of Maine
- University of Connecticut
- University of Delaware
- University of Maryland
- University of Maryland Eastern Shore
- University of Massachusetts
- University of New Hampshire
- University of Rhode Island
- University of the District of Columbia
- University of Vermont
- West Virginia State University
- West Virginia University