Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

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Request for Proposals: Impacts of Successful Extension and Outreach Programs
The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD) announces a new competitive grant opportunity that is intended to help Northeast (NE) Land Grant University (LGU) faculty and educators document the impacts of their work while also encouraging collaboration across state lines. Proposals in the topic areas of innovation or tourism are especially encouraged. Proposals will be accepted until September 30, 2019.
NERCRD research cited in the 2019 Economic Report of the President
NERCRD research is being used in the highest level of Federal Government. The 2019 Economic Report of the President cited three scientific papers written by NERCRD and collaborating researchers.

Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development News

Request for Proposals: Impacts of Successful Extension and Outreach Programs
June 4, 2019
The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD) announces a new competitive grant opportunity that is intended to help Northeast (NE) Land Grant University (LGU) faculty and educators document the impacts of their work while also encouraging collaboration across state lines. Proposals in the topic areas of innovation or tourism are especially encouraged. Proposals will be accepted until September 30, 2019.
Promoting economic resilience in Appalachia: Lessons from successful communities
May 8, 2019
The Appalachian communities that enjoyed persistent economic growth following the 2008 Great Recession have a number of factors in common, according to researchers who analyzed all 420 counties in the Appalachian region. Their findings will help guide future economic development strategies across Appalachia.
"Health Insurance and National Farm Policy" wins Honorable Mention for 2018’s Outstanding Choices Article
May 8, 2019
An article by the Health Insurance, Rural Economic Development and Agriculture (HIREDnAg) team led by Shoshanah Inwood of The Ohio State University (formerly of the University of Vermont) was selected to receive "Honorable Mention" for 2018’s Outstanding Choices Article. The article describes a study consisting of in-depth interviews with 100 farm families and surveys of 1,062 randomly selected farmers and ranchers in ten states. The team's findings paint a picture of how prominently health insurance figures into the decision-making of many farm families, who are engaged in one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S.