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CRD Conference May 2 & 3, 2017

Extension Engage: Partnering with New and Immigrant Audiences
The demographic shift of North Carolina is challenging traditional programming and engagement models. The path toward addressing this transition presents many opportunities, challenges, lessons learned, and success stories. Sharing these will facilitate and strengthen our work together to best meet the needs of our changing audiences in North Carolina. To support this work, NCCES Community and Rural Development sponsored a conference in Durham, NC. Listed below are links to conference presentations.

CRD Conference May, 2016

Community and Rural Development Track

 Local Food Track


Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Local and Regional Food System

Lunch n’ Learn Webinars Fourth Wednesday of each Month (15 mins presentation, 15 mins questions) 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The goal of the CultivateNC  Lunch n’ Learn series is to highlight current or trending topics that may impact Agricultural communities.

(If you have trouble seeing the presenter notes on the PowerPoint presentations, save the Presentation to your hard drive and initiate your Powerpoint software. Open the Presentation through your PowerPoint.) 

April 22, 2015 (4 H Youth and Community Development

Presenter Mike Yoder

Link to ppt                    Link to webinar recording

March 25, 2015 (Climate Change, Crop Yields and Farmer Perceptions)

Presenter Rod Rejesus

Are existing crop systems becoming more or less sensitive climate variations? Join us for an introductory presentation from Rod Rejesus, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, to learn more about this current and controversial topic.

Link to webinar recording

Feb. 26, 2015 (Preview to Basic Legal Structures for Food Value Chain Businesses)

Presenter Becky Bowen

Want to know the difference between a for-profit and a nonprofit business, what drives the choice for choosing a legal structure, and what questions to ask your attorney when developing a food business? This webinar will introduce you to the basic types of legal structures you should consider when planning to start a food-related enterprise.

Basic legal structures

Jan. 28, 2015 (Tools and Strategies for Community Engagement when Planning Local Food Systems Projects.)

Presenter Joanna Lelekacs

When designing and developing local food systems projects, integrating and embedding local community members and organizations in the project planning is a key to success. Community engaged planning can lead to projects that align with community values and employ community assets, and a more resilient project plan overall. This short presentation will walk through a project planning process that can be used for local food systems projects, as well as other projects, to engage community in planning. Tools for engagement and local food systems project examples will be shared.

Link to webinar recording

Oct. 24, 2014 (Birds & Birders: Promoting Synergies between Businesses, Communities & Natural Resource Conservation)

Presenter Erin Seekamp

Birding is big business–and attracting both birds and birders to communities not only provides economic benefits but can also motivate communities to become engaged in natural resource conservation and rural landscape preservation initiatives. Learn about how the Bird Friendly Business program is being revitalized to enhance community and economic development, and strategies to implement in your communities prior to the program’s relaunch. Link to webinar recording

Sept. 24, 2014 (Redevelop, Re-energize, and Reinvent: Teaching tools to build capacity to Cultivate Action)

Presenter Jacqueline Murphy Miller (Jackie)
An introduction to our Cultivating Action series of PowerPoint presentations that highlight traditional skills such as Running Successful Meetings, to new and emerging development topics such as Crowdfunding or Placemaking. The presentations are designed specifically for NCCE agents to use at brown-bag lunches, webinars, workshops and planning committee meetings.

Link to PowerPoint Presentation

Aug. 2014 (Activating Empty Spaces – Pop-ups)

Presenter Beth Yerxa

Have an empty space in your downtown that would benefit from new traffic and buzz? Do local arts groups need more venues to show work, perform, or hold an event? Do new local businesses or restaurants need a low risk way to test the waters? A Pop-Up could be your answer and Triangle area nonprofit, Triangle ArtWorks, has created a new Tool-Kit to make Pop-Ups easier.

Link to PowerPoint presentation with presentation notes Link to webinar recording

Workshop Archives:

Faculty Cafe (Oct. 23, 2013)