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.
University of Vermont Launches Nation’s First Food Hub Management Certificate Program
August 18, 2014In January 2015, 25 students will arrive at the University of Vermont to begin the first higher education certificate program in the US focused on food hub management.
Presentation on economic development priorities for federal statistical data is now available
August 16, 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.
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