Finding the Unexpected: The Recovery Friendly Workplace Missouri Story

November 9, 2023

Check out our conversation with Doug Swanson, Associate Extension Professional in Labor and Workforce Development at the University of Missouri Extension, about how the Recovery Friendly Workplace Missouri initiative came to be and what engaging with a controversial and emotional public problem looks like on the ground.

Growing Roots of Understanding: How students learn to listen and lead through community-engaged storytelling

October 19, 2023

Watch the recording from our conversation with Katie Chriest, Penn State Sustainability Outreach and Communications for Commonwealth Campuses, about a student-led, community-centered initiative to raise awareness around issues of farmer mental health and stress called "Growing Roots of Understanding."

Vaccine hesitancy among Latinx: Developing trust for effective community engagement

April 14, 2023

View the recording from our conversation with Maria Luisa Tejada, Penn State Extension Educator, about her experiences working to develop trust for effective community engagement around vaccine hesitancy with Latinx communities in rural and urban places.

The Australian Rabbit Problem and a People Solution

March 15, 2023

Check out our conversation with Michael Reid, a practitioner and director with the Agriculture Victoria Australian government agency, about his experiences seeing how government and community can come together and engage to manage invasive species and other biosecurity threats.

Lessons for Applied Research from a Pracademic

February 22, 2023

Watch the recording from our session with Bev Cigler about her approach to conducting research as a “pracademic,” or practitioner-academic. Bev will draw on decades of experience to share stories from her work with intermunicipal cooperation, public finance, emergency management, and more.

People & pigs: Community engagement in invasive species management

November 17, 2022

View the recording from our conversation with Darren Marhsall, Southern Queensland Landscapes’ pest and community engagement specialist, about his work using community engagement as an essential strategy for feral pig management in Australia.

Community-Driven Science with Tribes in the Upper Great Lakes Region

October 12, 2022

Watch our conversation with UMN PhD candidate and Penn State alumna Maddy Nyblade about her experience conducting research through a collaborative, tribally-driven project in the Great Lakes region.

Bridging the valley of death: Finding creative ways to manage social & environmental challenges

September 22, 2022

Check out our conversation with Lara Fowler about her approach to engaging communities in water dispute resolution, drawing on examples from her work on the West Coast and in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Zawadi Connection: Penn State in Kenya

March 22, 2022

Review the recording from our conversation with Janelle Larson, Associate Professor of Ag Economics at Penn State Berks, about her community engagement work with international partners in Kenya.

The Water for Agriculture Project: Building the Evidence Base for Engagement Research and Practice

February 24, 2022

Review our conversation with Extension Educator Walt Whitmer and collaborators about insights from a five-year collaborative research and engagement project designed to expand the evidence base for the research and practice of community-led stakeholder engagement.

Working at the Intersection of People and Forests

January 26, 2022

Watch the recording from our conversation with Allyson Muth about her approach to engaging private landowners in forest stewardship learning and decision-making.

Community Engagement with the PSU Mon Valley LaunchBox

November 9, 2021

Watch the recording from our conversation with Eric Ewell about the community engagement work of the PSU Mon Valley LaunchBox.

From the Outside In: Stories of Urban Community Field Work

October 4, 2021

Check out our conversation with Summer 2021 Community Development Interns Olivia Chau, Skylar McCullough, and Rachel Zimmerman and Penn State Extension program coordinator Suzanne Weltman about their community-engaged applied research in Philadelphia, PA.

The everyday politics of food, place, people, and research

September 8, 2021

Watch our conversation with Justine Lindemann about her community-engaged research with Black urban growers in Cleveland, Ohio.

Urban Extension: Community Engagement in Philadelphia

May 6, 2021

Watch the recording from our conversation with John Byrnes, Extension Educator in Philadelphia County, about his experiences with community-engaged applied research with Philadelphia communities.

Community-Engagement Research and Teaching with Immigrant Farmworkers

April 13, 2021

View the recording from our conversation with Kathy Sexsmith about her experiences with community-engaged research and teaching with immigrant farmworker communities

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Changing the Culture in the College of Ag Sciences

March 18, 2021

Review our conversation with Dan Azzara about his experience working with the PSU College of Agricultural Science's Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) program.