Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

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Small-grant program update: Reopening our 2019 Request for Proposals
The Northeast Center is reissuing its 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) to its small-grants program. The program is designed to help Northeast land-grant university faculty and educators document the impacts of their work while also encouraging collaboration across state lines. This new iteration of the RFP includes changes aimed at making the program more accessible to a wider audience by reducing the number of team members required and allowing more flexibility in the geographic composition of funded teams. Proposals will be due January 10, 2020.

Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development News

Rural innovation redefined: Presentation by Dr. Charlie French
November 21, 2019
For several days in September, the Northeast Center hosted Dr. Charlie French, Associate Extension Professor at University of New Hampshire, while he conducted research on on resilient, rural communities including the role of innovation. As part of his visit, he gave a seminar titled "Rural Innovation Redefined." A recording of his presentation is available online.
Linking farm vitality and health: statewide-forums give rise to new publication for farmers
November 21, 2019
A collection of articles aimed at providing health and economic information to farmers and agricultural professionals was published in The Delmarva Farmer and is a useful resource for those working with farming communities. It was just one of the outcomes from two state-wide forums organized last year by recipients of a Northeast Center grant.
Small grants program continues with “Marketing Hometown America” project
November 20, 2019
With funding from the Northeast Center, a multi-state team will bring the Marketing Hometown America program to the Northeast Region. The team is composed of members from Penn State Extension, West Virginia University Extension, and University of New Hampshire Extension.