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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

April 5, 2013

NERCRD TAC member Charles French of UNH Cooperative Extension examines the Granite State Future project and how they are getting people to open up about the future of their communities, and the state.

April 5, 2013

The first webinar, held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, featured two USDA NIFA-funded Global Food Security projects from different regions of the country working to enhance community and regional food systems.A second webinar on two other projects will be offered on Wednesday, April 17.

April 5, 2013

A new report in the spirit of "demography is destiny" shows those rural counties that are losing and gaining population as a result of natural processes. Over 1,100 U.S. counties had more deaths than births in 2012, representing an historic high.

April 5, 2013

The goal of this new report is to describe the current definition of rural and to recommend better ways of targeting funds devoted to rural development

April 5, 2013

During 2012 the Center's website consistently appeared on the first page (among the top ten) of a Google search on the term "Rural Development." On 12.15.2012 it ranked third, below only USDA RD and the Wikipedia RD entry.

April 5, 2013

The National Agricultural and Rural Development Center is a joint effort of the four Regional Rural Development Centers. Major studies have been commissioned and are available on the subjects of hydraulic Fracking for natural gas and Broadband availability in rural areas. To access these reports and learn more about this Center, visit http://nardep.info

April 5, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Singh-Knights was selected following a competitive process. She will inventory on-going activities in the Northeast on local foods and also organize two webinars as well as provide support to a forthcoming What Works Conference organized by the Center through its Technical Advisory Committee.

April 5, 2013

We are happy to announce that the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development has a new website with the most up-to-date information available. Please check out our new site at http://aese.psu.edu/nercrd

November 6, 2012

We welcome Samantha Sheckler to the Northeast Center. She will be providing staff support to Katey Burke on a part-time basis and is co-funded on a number of different grants, including the National Agricultural and Rural Development (NARDeP) Center and Global Food Security Grants.