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September 26, 2013

Unveiled during the Delaware State Fair in July, the Ask an Expert website will allow Delawareans to submit questions or problems with family, health, community development, food and agriculture, programs for young people and gardening. Responses will be based entirely on university research available throughout the country.

September 25, 2013

Maine's blueberry industry depends on the labor of migrant workers, who travel to Maine from Mexico and Haiti each year.

September 25, 2013

Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has provided critical research in every aspect of dairy production in the state of New York. This research has helped to create a $9 billion industry for the state generating jobs and income in the local communities.

September 25, 2013

In western New York, interest in locally grown foods has soared during the last five years. The growing interest is due, in part, to the realization that local food cuts down on cost and air pollution while also keeping money within the community.

September 25, 2013

Chef and cookbook author Tamar Adler was one of several speakers to participate in the second annual Food Systems Summit sponsored by the University of Vermont this July.

September 25, 2013

Partnering with the Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Bank, the West Virginia State University Extension Service has created an adaptive garden in McDowell County. The food bank's unique vision includes greenhouses, a garden oasis, and potential interactive outdoor opportunities.

September 25, 2013

The 2013 Community Leadership Academy will be hosted by West Virginia University October 3-4, 2013.

September 25, 2013

Facilitation experts from UNH Cooperative Extension and the Carsey Institute's NH Listens worked with actors to practice new strategies for navigating difficult or contentious community conversations.

September 25, 2013

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers from West Virginia University was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to explore economic and environmental impacts of wood biomass utilization in rural central Appalachia.

September 25, 2013

In mid-August during Penn State University's Ag Progress Days, three new agricultural resource centers were unveiled to the public. These Centers, which stem from a collaborative effort between Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, will "address the hot button issues of food safety, animal care, and plant health."

August 27, 2013

Save the date for the Farm-Based Education Forum: Agritourism, Education and Economics on Your Farm at Shelburne Farms in Vermont October 22 - 23, 2013.

June 6, 2013

New York State's most comprehensive listing of organic and sustainable farms and producers. More than 700 farm listings.

June 6, 2013

Presentations from the Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities Conference related to community and rural development

April 25, 2013

ANNAPOLIS - According to a study by soil conservation experts released in March, farmers in Queen Anne's, Kent and Howard counties have been implementing environmentally conscious practices on their own to the extent that the Watershed Implementation Plan will need to be re-evaluated.

April 18, 2013

The Best Practices of the USDA NIFA Projects: Food System and Food Security post-conference Workshop will be held August 4-6, 2013 in Washington, DC. This workshop will showcase best practices in integrated and multidisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach of food system and food security projects that have been funded by USDA NIFA.

April 18, 2013

The 2013 CDS Conference will be held at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina July 20-24, 2013. This years conference theme is Beyond the Boundaries: Creating Innovation through Regional Collaboration.

April 18, 2013

The Galaxy IV Conference will be held September 16-20, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA. About 2,000 Extension Educators are expected to attend the conference, so early registration is recommended. Early bird registration opens May 1, 2013.

April 5, 2013

The 2013 Edition released by USDA's Economic Research Service