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Vibrant NC Communities: Building and Coordinating Capacity

2020 CRD Conference

CRD agents from around the state and other Extension agents attended the 2020 CRD Conference entitled Vibrant NC Communities:  Building and Coordinating Capacity. This conference was held via Zoom on August 17 and 18, 2020 and was co-hosted by NC State Extension and the North Carolina Association of Cooperative Development Extension Professionals.

The conference showcased successful Extension and partner programming as well as three interactive workshops. Recordings and slide decks from each presentation are provided below. A printable version of the program is also available  and includes bios of each of the guest speakers.

Vibrant NC Communities: Building and Coordinating Capacity

2020 N.C. Cooperative Extension CRD Virtual Conference Presentations

Monday, August 17, 2020

Welcome and Conference Kickoff (Dr. Susan Jakes) and Extension Administration Remarks (Dr. Dale Monks) Zoom Recording

Opening Keynote:  Crossing the Digital Divide

(Panelists:  Zach Barricklow of Wilkes Community College, Sherrell Dorsey of Build the Good, Laura Fogle of Digital Durham, Darren Smith of Gig East Exchange; moderated by Maggie Woods of the Institute for Emerging Issues)  Zoom Recording

Workshop:  From Technical Expert to Convener & Connector: Expanding Extension’s Role in Communities (Presented by Kristin Feierabend) Zoom Recording | Slide Deck

What are Your Community’s First Impressions? (Presented by Becky Bowen) Zoom Recording | Slide Deck

 Code of the West: Cowboy Ethics  (Presented by Rob HawkZoom Recording | Slide Deck

 Rural community solutions for broadband deployment, opportunities, and funding options  (Presented by Sara Nichols, Land of Sky Council of GovernmentZoom Recording | Slide Deck

Community Gardens as a Tool to Engage Youth in Building their Community (Presented by Marcus Cyprian and Donyel Barber) Zoom Recording | Slide Deck

Tuesday, August 18

Connection before Content (hosted by Susan Kelly)
Zoom Recording
Workshop: Establishing Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (DEAI) in community based programming (Presented by Heather Kelejain and Lloyd Singleton) 
Zoom Recording | Slide Deck
Workshop:  Extension and Workforce Development (Presented by Becky Bowen, Kenny Sherin, Rob Hawk, and Gary Cross) 
Zoom Recording | Slide Deck | Qualla T Customer Service Training
Community Food Distribution Aggregation Models:  A Story of Three Pivots (Presented by Laura Lauffer, EmPowering Mountain Local Food Systems) 
Zoom Recording | Slide DeckOvercoming challenges in the Scale-up of Vacationer Supported Agriculture during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Presented by Hannah Dankbar, Britt Davis, Erin Kohn, and Becky Bowen) 
Zoom Recording | Slide Deck 

 Workshop:  Connecting Through Hard Conversations in Communities: Racism Study Circles (Presented by Kenny Sherin and Kari O’Neill)     
Zoom Recording | Slide Deck

Lightning Rounds

Building Advocacy Capacity in an Advisory Council (Presented by Mark Blevins and Harriet Edwards)
Slide Deck 

N.C. Cooperative Extension & Jacksonville’s Community Development Office Working Together to Fill a Need – a 20 year relationship (Presented by Diana Rashash and Peggie Garner)

The New Hanover County Center at the Arboretum: An Inspiring Educational  Center (Presented by Lloyd Singleton and Amy Mead)

Comprehensive Nutrition Education Programs are Community Development (Presented by: Breyana Davis)
Zoom Recording

Closing Keynote: Master Blend Family Farm Story (Ron Simmons of Masterblend Family Farm)
Zoom Recording;
| Slide Deck

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