CE MARKETING ITEMS: FOR ONE WEEK ONLY!
the time now to place another shirt order! The next opportunity
won't be until November so make sure you take advantage of this
chance to show your Washington State University Cooperative Extension
pride. We have added new items to our site so check them out. At
this time we're only taking orders for shirts.
fill out your order
form by September 6, 2002. Don't wait!
you have any questions, please email Christy.
EXTENSION CONFERENCE REMINDERS
The All Extension Conference 2002 Schedule and Online Registration
is getting a final tune-up and will be posted to the Web site any
day now. We have heard from many of you that are anxious to review
the schedule and apologize for the delay - but we are excited about
the content of the program and we have some final details to confirm
before we send it out.
would like to remind you that registration deadline for the CE Showcase
of Excellence Poster Session is Friday, August 30 - which is today.
So if you'd like to participate in this great showcase, send in
your registration right away! This year we will be printing a small
brochure that will contain the abstracts for each poster, so please
include a paragraph that describes your program. For a quick reference,
here is the URL: http://ext.wsu.edu/ce2002/secondary/posterpg.htm
contact Suzan Hsu, (206) 205-3141
or for any questions about the Poster Session and look for the Schedule
and Online Registration soon.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REPORT
"Creating Vibrant Communities & Economies in Rural
America" was released this month by the Southern Rural Development
Center. Highlights follow
Vibrant Communities and Economies in Rural America" is a new
report released by the Southern Rural Development Center. It paints
a portrait of a rural economy that has undergone tremendous change
in the past three to four decades. The report was prepared by Dr.
Lionel "Bo" Beaulieu, and in it he points out that retail
trade and services have replaced agriculture and manufacturing as
key economic drivers. The report notes that earning gaps between
metro and non-metro workers have widened in the past decade. The
report offers a number of strategies for strengthening rural America.
These include: 1) expanding the quality of human resources; 2) building
an entrepreneurial spirit; 3) enhancing the digital capacity of
rural areas; and 4) promoting broad-based citizen involvement in
civic life. Download a PDF
copy of the report.
Next week, Mike and Linda will be in Pullman on Tuesday and
out of the office the remainder of the week, both have meetings
in Washington, DC. Mike at CSREES and Linda attending the committee
on EFNEP. Have a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend.
Kirk Fox. Ph.D.
PO Box 646230
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6230