Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Free Webinar on Rural Entrepreneurship Nov 18th, Noon MST

AFRI -Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities Program
Topic: Rural Entrepreneurship.
Date: November 18, 2010 (TOMORROW)
Time:2:00 to 3:30 pm EST

Dr. Charles Tolbert, Baylor University,
Nascent Employer and Their First Employees: Hope for Development in Rural America

Dr.Peter Schaffer, West Virginia University,
Collaborative Research: Evaluation without Bias: New Performance Measures for Business Incubators in Rural America

Dr.Catherine Keske, Colorado State University,
Using Mountain Ecosystem Services to Provide Sustainable Economic Growth and Job Development in Rural Communities

Dr. Frank Farmer, University of Arkansas,
Entrepreneurial Development Targeting Rural Hispanic Immigrants: A Collaborative Research and Extension

To disseminate research findings of AFRI funded projects and to identify future research needs. This webinar may be of use to researchers and policy makers interested in rural entrepreneurship; students and faculty interested in rural development; and potential applicants to the AFRI Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities program.

To take part in this webinar:
• Open your internet browser and go to
•Login as you and will be connected to the webinar.
•Login ahead of time to ensure that your computer will work with USDA/NIFA system.
•Capacity is limited to 70 attendees only.

In order to use the Adobe Connect system, your computer will need the following system requirements:
•Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista •Internet Explorer 6+, Netscape Navigator 8.1+, Mozilla Firefox 1.5.03+, Mac OS X v10.4+, or Safari 2.0+ •Adobe Flash Player 10 •Broadband connection, and cookies enabled in browser

Additional Information:
• Suresh Sureshwaran, 202-720-7536 or
• Katrena Hanks, 202-401-5286 or

Antonio A. McLaren
Program Specialist
Institute of Food Production and Sustainability
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture
800 9th Street, SW
Room 4435, Waterfront Center
Washington, DC 20024
Voicemail: (202)-720-5997
Fax: (202)-720-6071

NIFA's Mission: To advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and

1 comment:

  1. This will be, indeed, a good opportunity for many in Butte County but also in Lemhi and Custer counties to consider alternative businesses associated with environmental services in your beautiful region. We must learn to coordinate efforts conducive to intended developmental effects. I hope you can join the webinar tomorrow after our teleconference. Abelardo Rodriguez