ERIC Number: ED261825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Southern Rural Development Center Annual Progress Report, FY 1985. SRDC Series No. 80.
Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State, MS.
In fiscal year (FY) 1985 the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) was engaged in 24 major activities that responded to the rural problems of the region and supported the community development efforts of 29 land-grant universities in 13 southern states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The work of the SRDC Business Management Network culminated in FY 1985 with the nationwide distribution of materials for small business management training. Plans are underway for several regional conferences that will address issues such as the interdependencies of agriculture and rural communities, water quality, and economic development for small communities. Materials development sponsored by the SRDC has included training for local officials in the selection and use of computers in government and a bibliography on water law and water rights in the South. Nine studies or projects are investigating topics such as agricultural land conversion, water resources management, and rural labor markets. The SRDC's advisory committee formulated a 1986 plan of work that gave top priority to the farm crisis and its impact on rural communities, broad economic strategies for rural communities, and small farm assistance. The Center's information dissemination program produced a training manual for rural officials, newsletters, conference proceedings, reprints, etc. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Community Development, Computer Oriented Programs, Conferences, Extension Education, Farm Management, Land Grant Universities, Land Use, Linking Agents, Networks, Professional Continuing Education, Publications, Regional Programs, Research and Development Centers, Rural Development, Small Businesses, Water Resources
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State, MS.
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands