Thursday, February 24, 2011

Free Extension Webinar Friday---Retirees and Local Economies: Just how old are we and so what?

The average age of Butte County, and many other rural communities is getting higher all the time. Farm owners are getting older and are not being replaced by their children or other young farmers. What does this mean for buisnesses and for our communties in the future—This webinar will examine this trend in the Northeast, which has implications for all of us. Chad

(A featured preview event for What Works! 2011: The future of entrepreneurship and community development in the Northeast)

Professor Judith Stallmann, University of Missouri-Columbia
Friday, February 25, 2011

11:00 – 12:15(Eastern Time)

About the webinar:

Hosted by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, this special webinar will present an overview of recent research on retirees and what is known about their impact on, and interaction with, local economies. In this presentation, Professor Judith Stallmann, nationally recognized researcher on the topic of retirees, will examine what the graying of our region means for community and economic development. Join us for this insightful conversation about aging in the Northeast; gender, race and ethnicity of our aging populations; retirement communities and the economic impacts of retirees. We’ll conclude with an interactive discussion of the role, opportunities, challenges and realities of entrepreneurship with respect to retiree populations.

** The NERCRD is particularly pleased to highlight Professor Stallmann’s research on the impacts of retiree’s on local economies now, as a prelude to our What Works II conference on Entrepreneurship in the Northeast, March 30 – April 1, in Philadelphia.

Participation Instructions:

1. At least 15 minutes before the 11:00 am start, check your computer speakers to be sure they are working properly and login in to the webinar at:

2. When the login page appears, click on the "Enter as Guest" button if it is not already selected

3. Type in your full name and click on the "Enter Room" button. You should join the conference shortly.

For more information, contact Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman at or 607-255-0417.

Mary Peabody, UVM Extension Specialist
Community Resources & Economic Development &
Director, Women's Agricultural Network
617 Comstock Road, Suite 5
Berlin, VT 05602-9194
Phone: 802-223-2389 extension 13
or tollfree: 866-860-1382 extension 13
Fax: 802-223-6500


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