ERIC Number: ED439897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development: 1999 Annual Report. NERCRD Publication #75.
Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, University Park, PA.
The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and private foundations, and invests in research and education to help rural communities meet the challenges of today's global society through a multidisciplinary network of university research and extension faculty, policy makers, and rural development professionals. The bulk of this annual report consists of project reports, divided into subcontracts, minigrants, and initiatives. Subcontracts are seed money for projects that are multi-state, regional, or national in scope. Ten projects are described that focus on building community capacity for economic competitiveness, youth leadership training, innovative rural development models, barriers to health care for poor families, promoting ecotourism, public issues education, business retention, and rural industries' contributions to state economies. Minigrants, which average about $1,000 each, enhance and expand existing programs. Twenty-two of these are described, addressing such issues as sustainable agriculture, alleviating rural poverty, early childhood education, minority health promotion, ecotourism, gender equity, and local governmental leadership training. Two initiatives are described that concern small businesses and Y2K, and using community assets to develop workforce capacity. Each description provides collaborating partners, contact information, and key words. Outcomes of the Center's recent strategic planning meeting are presented, followed by a list of selected activities of the center director. (Contains an author and key word index.) (TD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agricultural Education, Community Development, Cooperative Planning, Economic Development, Grants, Institutional Cooperation, Leadership Training, Poverty, Rural Development, Rural Extension, Strategic Planning, Sustainable Development, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.cas.nercrd.psu.edu/Publications/index.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, University Park, PA.