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November 2018

When: November 15, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Penn State Energy, Business & Community Vitality Programs Professional Development Committee Lunch and Learn Series A webinar addressing providing support and education to women in agriculture Presenter: Patty Neiner, Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network Description: PA-WAgN was founded to encourage and support women in agriculture – fostering and strengthening networks and providing educational and mentoring opportunities; they also seek to raise community awareness of agriculturally-related issues and concerns; and sustain farming livelihoods. Join this session to learn about the issues relevant to women in agriculture, as well as the educational methods that best meet this group’s needs. When: Nov 15, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Diversity Series - Women Farmers Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://psu.zoom.us/j/793234716

When: November 16, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: 205 Ferguson Building

Internationalization of higher education has been pervasive in the past few years. As part of this trend, increasing numbers of faculty and students are involved in international research. Conducting international research poses various challenges yet it also creates rich and valuable experiences. This presentation will provide some insights on preparing and conducting international research. The presentation will address various themes including how to gain entry, how to deal with ethical, cultural, and social issues, how to negotiate our identities as outsider, and other pertinent topics. Using my own experience in conducting various international research as examples; I hope that this presentation will not only address some methodological and theoretical issues but also practical strategies. Bio: Dr.Kusujiarti is a professor of Sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina, USA. She conducts extensive research and teaching on gender relations, development, disaster, climate change, and social change in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries. Her publications include a co-author book with Dr. Ann R. Tickamyer (Pennsylvania State University) entitled Power, Change, and Gender Relations in Rural Java: A Tale of Two Villages published by Ohio University (2012). She also published a journal article entitled Unveiling the Mysteries of Aceh, Indonesia: Local and Global Intersections of Women’s Agency (2015). Her most recent publication is “Tsunami, Civil Society and Shari’ah Law in Aceh, Indonesia: Intersection of Disaster, Decentralization and Gender Relations” in The Governance of Local Communities: Local Perspectives and Challenges by Thom Reilly (editor) published in 2017.

When: November 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: online

Extension stakeholders, most notably county commissioners, often need to justify their decisions to continue funding Extension and need more than evaluation data on program outcomes. They want to know the economic benefits of their Extension funding in their communities. This webinar provides two case studies of evaluation efforts to document the return on investment of Extension programming.

When: November 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: 157 Hosler Building

EEEP Seminar Series @ Every Wednesday Noon - 1:15 @ 157 Hosler November 28 - Kailin Kroetz (RFF)

When: November 30, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: 214 Ferguson Building

Third Friday of the month @ 214 Ferguson Building

December 2018

When: December 5, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: 157 Hosler Building

EEEP Seminar Series @ Every Wednesday Noon - 1:15 @ 157 Hosler December 5 - Klaus Keller, The Pennsylvania State University

When: December 7, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sam Quinones, journalist and author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” will discuss the factors that went into creating our national epidemic of opiate addiction: pharmaceutical marketing, demanding American health consumers, changes in our heroin market, and more. The Rural Health and Safety Education webinar series "Combating Opioids" is hosted by Purdue University Extension and the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development as part of a USDA/NIFA grant.

When: December 11, 2018 to December 13, 2018
Where: Shepherdstown, WV

Gateway communities steward the heritage and resources of public lands while providing lodging, food, and services to residents and people from around the world. This three-day summit will bring together gateway communities, their partners and experts from conservation, community and economic development, recreation and tourism, planning, and other creative fields to highlight success stories and lessons learned while engaging in robust discussions that lead to specific actions for invigorating the future of gateway and rural communities.

January 2019

When: January 18, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: 214 Ferguson Building

Third Friday of the month @ 214 Ferguson Building

February 2019

When: February 15, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: 214 Ferguson Building

Third Friday of the month @ 214 Ferguson Building

March 2019

When: March 15, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: 214 Ferguson Building

Third Friday of the month @ 214 Ferguson Building

April 2019

When: April 16, 2019 to April 19, 2019
Where: Tampa, FL

Share your experiences, stories, and insights at the inaugural National Sustainability Summit (NSS)—formerly the Extension Sustainability Summit—and biennial National Extension Energy Summit (NEES). Hosted by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and the Southern Rural Development Center in partnership with USDA-NIFA, this joint conference will be held April 16-19, 2019 at The Westshore Grand in Tampa, Florida.

When: April 19, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: 214 Ferguson Building

Third Friday of the month @ 214 Ferguson Building

October 2019

When: October 8, 2019 to October 10, 2019
Where: Astoria, OR

The National Extension Tourism Design Team is planning the 2019 Sustainable Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Conference, the primary event for Sea Grant and Land Grant Extension faculty working in tourism. The conference will take place Oct 8-10, 2019 in Astoria, Oregon, and will be hosted by Oregon State University Extension and Oregon Sea Grant.