Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development is dedicated to providing research-based information that helps create regional prosperity through entrepreneurial and cluster-based innovation, while assuring balanced uses of natural resources in livable communities in the northeastern United States.

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December 2, 2022

Webinar: Dealing with Contentious Public Issues

Join a webinar on December 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET to explore the changing landscape of contentious issues, how this evolving landscape affects our work, and some of the strategies available to us to navigate this new environment, regardless of program area or expertise. We’ll also discuss some of the tools and professional development resources available for dealing with controversial issues, improving stakeholder engagement, and helping the groups we work with build the long-term capacity they need to survive (and thrive) in these challenging times. The webinar will be presented by Walt Whitmer, Senior Extension Educator with Penn State Extension.

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November 16, 2022

Schmidt receives Roy C. Buck Award for paper on women farmers in the United States

Claudia Schmidt, assistant professor of marketing and local/regional food systems Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and NERCRD faculty affiliate, is the recipient of the college's 2022 Roy C. Buck Faculty Award, which recognizes the best article accepted or published by a refereed scholarly journal in the social sciences within the past two years.

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November 15, 2022

NERCRD is hiring!

The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD) is seeking applications for a limited-term, Non-Tenure Track Assistant Research Professor/Associate Director position. The NERCRD is located in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education within Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The Center’s mission is to work on and coordinate a broad range of issues with land grant universities and other partners in the Northeast as well as nationally in support of rural development. Read the full job announcement here.

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September 12, 2022

Farewell to NERCRD Associate Director Dr. Jason Entsminger!

Congratulations to NERCRD Associate Director Dr. Jason Entsminger, who has accepted a new tenure-track position at the University of Maine. His last day with NERCRD will be September 14.

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