Check out, On This Spot, a walking tour and exhibit in celebration of PSU’s 250th Anniversary!
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Follow this link to read the recent article featured in the Bradford Journal Opinion showcasing the Haverhill Civic Forum, a community based research initiative.
We would like to congratulate Sean McGlynn, a student employee at the Center for Rural Partnerships for earning the the Ron Meade “On the Track to Tourism” Scholarship which is offered by the Lakes Region Tourism Association.
Sean also received the Okrant Family Annual Scholarship in Tourism Studies!
Sean received this award based on merit as well as campus involvement and participation in CRP projects. Congrats Sean!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2013 Contact: Tim Kershner Chief PR Officer (603) 535-2476
Plymouth State University plans civic forum for Haverhill area
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A two-year community engagement process in Haverhill Corner, North Haverhill and Woodsville will bring together citizens for discussions on a variety of issues focused on the quality of life in the towns.
The project, known as the Haverhill Civic Forum, is organized by Plymouth State University’s Center for Rural Partnerships (CRP).
As part of the project, small-group discussions will identify topics of wide community importance. The issues raised with the small groups will form the basis of a community wide discussion through public meetings throughout the area. Several meetings are expected over the fourteen-month project.
The project, known as the Haverhill Civic Forum, consists of community conversations led by PSU faculty and undergraduate students enrolled in PSU’s Rural Field Studies course. Project leader Professor Fran Belcher says the process has local residents choosing topics and priorities for discussion. “We’re hoping to have a lot of constructive dialogue,” she said. “Our goal is to have residents set the agenda, identify challenges, set achievable objectives, and ultimately enhance quality of life in the Haverhill area.”
Dates for public meetings will be announced in the newspaper and other venues in the coming weeks.
Belcher adds that underrepresented groups, such as high school students, senior citizens and others, are a special focus of the forums.
In addition to strengthening the community, the project introduces PSU students to issues facing rural communities and teaches them how to engage citizens to find solutions.
The Center for Rural Partnerships dedicates Plymouth State University’s research, outreach, and educational capacities to foster collaborative projects that promote community resilience, opportunity, and a high quality of life in rural New Hampshire. For more information on the Haverhill Civic Forum, or to join or host a local conversation, please contact the Center for Rural Partnerships at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about this release, contact Tim Kershner, PSU Chief Public Relations Officer, (603) 535-2476 or email@example.com
Tuesday, December 11, 12:00-1:00pm EST
Presenter: Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont
Moderator: Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension
Given the growing interest in understanding the relationship between food
systems and small/medium-sized farming operations, this webinar will share
results from surveys of farms in the New England region.
Summarized results will include farm profiles,
multifunctional activities (agritourism, direct sales, value added, and off
farm income), financial outcomes, expectations, challenges, and entrepreneurial
assessments. This survey is the first segment of a study on multifunctional farms funded by the USDA AFRI Program (project # 2011-67023-30106). Collaborators include Drs. Mary Ahearn (USDA ERS), Stephan Goetz (Penn State University), and Jason Brown (USDA ERS).
To access the webinar on December 11, please follow the link below ten minutes
before the webinar begins:
If you have not used Blackboard Collaborate before, please visit www.uvm.edu/extension/bb-collaborate/newuser
at least one day before the webinar.
For technical assistance before or during the webinar, contact Lucy Carrasco at
(802)656-3698 or Lucy.Carrasco@uvm.edu
The recorded webinar will be posted online at http://www.uvm.edu/tourismresearch/agritourism/
a few days after the webinar.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program,
please contact Lucy Carrasco at (802)656-3698 or Lucy.Carrasco@uvm.edu
by December 1, 2012 so we may assist you.