The NCRCRD periodically sponsors or facilitates webinars to help connect rural development researchers and Extension professionals with each other and with stakeholder groups. The NCRCRD-sponsored webinars are free. All webinars are scheduled for Eastern Time.

Upcoming Webinar

August 30, 20022  |  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET  |  REGISTRATION (free)

How We Work Together: Supporting Local/Regional Food Systems through Collaboration

Across the country, statewide food system plans or charters bring together cross-sector stakeholders to collaborate on complex issues in food and agriculture. This session will offer a chance to hear from several food system plan coordinators in the North Central region on how they cultivate “collaboration infrastructure” to advance goals around local food and farm business, food access, and rural development.

Presenter: Lindsey Scalera, Community Food Systems Collaboration Specialist, Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan State University

Lindsey Scalera joined Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) in 2018 as Community Food Systems Collaboration Specialist. In this position, Lindsey collaborates with partners throughout Michigan to ensure the future of the Michigan Good Food movement is sustainable, inclusive and democratic. Lindsey brings over a decade of facilitation and community-based education experience to her work. In her previous role as Farm to Institution Campaign Director at the Ecology Center, Lindsey served as Michigan Farm to Institution Network co-lead and Regional Organizer for Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care program from 2016-2018. Lindsey got her start in food systems as co-founder of the Giving Garden and the Michigan Young Farmer Coalition while earning her Master’s Degree in Social Foundations of Education, specializing in EcoJustice Education from Eastern Michigan University.

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Previous Webinars

Moving Rural Communities FORWARD: Future Opportunities for Rural Workforce and Rural Development through Extension (5/24/22)
Presenters: Tanya Hall (Community Development Regional Extension Educator, Purdue University), Sheila Martin, (Strategic Advisor for Economic and Community Engagement, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities), and Michael D. Wilcox, Jr., Ph.D. (Assistant Director & Program Leader for Community Development-Purdue Extension, Associate Director-North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD), Community & Regional Economics Specialist-Purdue University Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Senior Associate-Purdue Center for Regional Development)

Remaining Land-Grant Fierce While Accepting the Land-Grab Truth of Our Foundation (4/20/22)
Presenters: Stephen M. Gavazzi, Ph.D. (Professor, Human Development & Family Science, Land-Grant Fierce Professor at The Ohio State University), Michael D. Wilcox, Jr., Ph.D. (Assistant Director & Program Leader for Community Development-Purdue Extension, Associate Director-North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD), Community & Regional Economics Specialist-Purdue University Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Senior Associate-Purdue Center for Regional Development)

How Can Communities Address the Great Resignations? & Work Ready Life Skills Curriculum Preps Applicants for Job Openings Around the Country (3/10/22)
Presenters: Bo Beaulieu (Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics), Monica Nagele (Health and Human Science Educator, Montgomery County, IN), Mitch Wagoner (4-H Youth Development, Knox County, IN)

Retaining Rural Businesses through Conversions to Employee Cooperatives (2/22/22)
Presenters: Michael Darger (University of Minnesota Extension), Courtney Berner (University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives), Kevin Edberg (Cooperative Development Services)

The Impacts of Flooding on Business Activity and Employment: A Spatial Perspective on Small Business (1/20/22)
Presenters: Mark Skidmore, Professor, Michigan State University

All of US Research Program: The Future of Health Starts With YOU (12/9/21)
Presenters: Mae Sandberg (All of Us)

Latino Farmers in the Midwest: Practices and Challenges (11/10/21)
Presenters: Corinne Valdivia (University of Missouri), Stephen Jeanetta (University of Minnesota), and Ruben Martinez (Michigan State University)

Insights for Rural Healthcare Resilience: A Quantitative Survey Analysis (10/28/21)
Presenters: Sarah A. Low, Associate Professor of Regional Economics and Heinkel Chair in Agriculture (University of Missouri)

Using Q Methodology to Measure Rural Entrepreneurial Perceptions & An Overview of Homegrown (9/16/21)
Presenters: Jennifer Johnson Jorgensen (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Tessa Conroy (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

How to Get the Most Out of the Community Development Extension Library (6/15/21)
Presenters: NCRCRD, Purdue Extension, University of Illinois Extension

How Communities Can Utilize Financial Data in Planning Their Futures: Strategies and Innovations from Rural Iowa (5/26/21)
Presenters: Biswa Das (Iowa State University) and Kimberly Zarecor (Iowa State University)

Programs, Partnerships, and Pathways: Opportunities for the North Central Region (4/27/21)
Presenters: Maria Marshall (Purdue University) and Michael Wilcox (Purdue University)

Equitable Access to Cooperative Extension Services for Indigenous Communities: Implications for the North Central Region (3/3/21)
Presenters: Katie Hartmann (Colorado State University) and Erin Riley (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture)