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MORE THAN OPIOIDS: THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF DRUG OVERDOSE AND RELATED DESPAIR IN RURAL AND SMALL CITY AMERICA

Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

The Rural Health and Safety Education webinar series “Combating Opioids” is hosted by Purdue University Extension and the NCRCRD as part of a USDA/NIFA grant.* This webinar will summarize recent trends in opioid mortality rates and related deaths of despair (e.g., other...

Farmer to non-farmer – The Role of Farmer Identity on Conservation

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

The trend to multifunctional rural landscapes in developed countries is characterized, in part, by the contrasting values, land uses and land management practices of rural property owners. In agricultural regions, it seems these trends are, at least in part, an expression of...

Redefining Rural Food Deserts by Transportation Networks

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Our project revealed that existing definitions of food deserts are not sufficiently sensitive to the nature of grocery travel behavior among rural residents. Our research suggests that rural residents employ a range of strategies to overcome the challenge of living at some...

Successful Disaster Recovery Using the Community Capitals Framework

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST

No community is immune from natural disaster. But the steps they take during the recovery phase can impact their degree of resilience for subsequent events. The Community Capitals Framework was used by a five-state multidisciplinary team of researchers and Extension...

POTENTIAL RURAL IMPACTS OF PENSION REDUCTIONS

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST

This study explores the exposure of rural communities to the rising risk of public and private pension fund insolvency. As rural communities continue to grey, America’s heartlands will increasingly rely on pension incomes to drive their economies. The statuses of private,...

Supporting Local Food Councils: A New Professional Development Course

Monday, January 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST

Extension professionals and other community development specialists are often asked to engage in local food systems work. Fulfilling this request can be a challenge, especially for staff who are unfamiliar with local food systems programming and/or do not regularly...

HOW THE OPIOID CRISIS IMPACTS INDIVIDUALS AND RURAL COMMUNITIES

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST

The webinar will cover the following:• Dimensions of health and opioids• Community impact of opioids• What is an opioid?• Why is this a crisis?• Identifying addiction• Reducing stigmaPresented by: J. Michelle Sybesma, Chief of Strategy and Development,...

POTENTIAL RURAL IMPACTS OF PENSION REDUCTIONS

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST

This study explores the exposure of rural communities to the rising risk of public and private pension fund insolvency. As rural communities continue to grey, America’s heartlands will increasingly rely on pension incomes to drive their economies. The statuses of private,...

Recognition and Stigma in Depression and Anxiety

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:00 am EDT

Combating mental health issues requires recognizing problems such as anxiety or depression as treatable conditions, but lack of knowledge and stigma often reduce the number of afflicted who seek treatment. To better understand the roles of communities versus individuals...

Family Business Contributions to Sustainable and Entrepreneurial Rural Communities Over Time

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT

This webinar addresses entrepreneurial strategies and practices that were found to enhance the sustainability of family owned businesses in rural communities during recessionary times. Family businesses not only provide the economic base for many rural communities, they...

REDUCING RURAL CANCER DISPARITIES TOGETHER

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:30 am EDT

Presented by: Kadi Row, Mary Ann Schilling, Cody Fredrick, and Kathy Staats (University of Wisconsin)Reducing Rural Cancer Disparities Together is a collaborative effort between the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. The...

Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Inequality

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT

Economic inequality is one of our society’s “wicked” problems. It is both a challenge to our continued ability to develop and an opportunity to effect positive change. A promising approach to addressing this problem is social entrepreneurship, which takes the mindset,...

Building Organisational Resilence in the Face of Systemic Insecurity in a Complex and Interconnected World

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm EST

What is it that makes some organisations able to not only survive, but also to thrive in the face of adversity? Resilience is a systemic way of looking at how an organization can prepare before, survive during and thrive after a crisis. Each organisation has their own...

Intermediary Perceptions of Rural Firm Tech Adoption

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by John Mann

This webinar will be hosted by John Mann at the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, and presented by Rachel Poole.We will share results from interviews of different Michigan organizations that provide support to rural firms. Our research goals, identify:...

Leading Communities: Development of a Place-Based Leadership Program

Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

Although community members and community educators frequently complain about the lack of leadership in rural and small communities and are frustrated by their attempts to build local capacity for leadership, the issue of leadership has been largely ignored in the community...