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 Webinars

Webinar: Using Q Methodology to Measure Rural Entrepreneurial Perceptions

Date: September 16, 3 PM-4 PM (ET)

Entrepreneurship is necessary for the economic growth of rural communities, but entrepreneurial activities can be shaped by the different perceptions that community stakeholders hold. To explore such diverse perceptions, Q methodology allows for the emergence of various patterns through participants’ use of a topic-based tool and a sorting process. Three studies using this method will be highlighted during the webinar.


  • Dr. Jennifer Johnson Jorgensen, Assistant Professor, Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Dr. Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Previous Webinars

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)

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

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)

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