always has items of interest. If you would like to know more about the work of the SRDC, log onto their website or subscribe to their various e-newsletters. Here are excerpts from their most recent magazine:
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at noon (ET) Presenter: Shannon Ferrell and Larry Sanders, Oklahoma State University
The National Agricultural & Rural Development Policy (NARDeP) Center hosts a free webinar that will explore:
- Basics of modern natural gas extraction, and the challenges & opportunities of today’s natural gas industry
- Potential environmental and community impacts of natural gas development
- Policy alternatives available to local, state, and federal governments for responding to these impacts, and what current research and theory suggest as potential consequences for these alternatives.
To access the free webinar go to http://connect.msu.edu/nardep. After opening the link, you will notice “enter as a guest” is by default already chosen. Please type your name into the text box provided, and click on “enter room.” You are now in the meeting room for this webinar. For questions, please contact Adam Reimer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SET program now accepting Phase IV applications
The Stronger Economies Together (SET) initiative, launched over 3 years ago by USDA Rural Development in collaboration with the nation’s four Regional Rural Development Centers and their land-grant university partners, is now accepting applications from states wishing to take part in the next phase of the SET program. SET provides training and technical assistance to multi-county regional teams in the selected states, helping them assess their regional economic advantages and build a thoughtful regional plan for strategically building on their regional clusters. Applications are open to any state, including those that have taken part in past phases of the SET program. Get the details.
2012 Annual Report highlights citizen engagement programs
The 2012 SRDC Annual Report, Investing in Citizen Participation: Building Solutions Together, captures the variety of Extension and Research activities spearheaded by the Center over the past year in partnership with its land-grant university colleagues and key external collaborators. The report devotes special attention to SRDC projects that broaden the voices of the people who are working together to make life better for their communities and regions. Our Turning the Tide on Poverty initiative, Stronger Economies Together (SET) program, and ReadyCommunity training all promote citizen engagement and community vitality. We encourage you to take a few minutes to explore the highlights of the 2012 SRDC Annual Report. Read more.