SAVE THE DATE! 31st annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference

31st annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference

The Annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference will be held February 26 and 27, 2020, at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E Adams Springfield, IL, in conjunction with the Governor's Rural Affairs Council and Rural Partners.

Check back for details in the coming weeks.


Understanding the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act Workshop

Participants will be presented with a thorough explanation of each step required in the process Pre-Award Process. The workshop will held on November 20th and 21st in Macomb. For more details or to register go here...


Farm Country Feeds America. But Just Try Buying Groceries There.

An exodus of grocery stores is turning rural towns into food deserts. But some are fighting back by opening their own local markets. Read the full story at the N.Y. Times...


US Health Map | Viz Hub

This interactive health map will allow you to manipulate trends/data at the county level, such as the 21 major causes of death, through the use of multiple pull-down menu.


How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News

Pew Research Center, in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, asked respondents twice daily for a week, whether they got news online within the past two hours and, if so, were asked about their experience with that news.


The "Growing Threat" Of Agricultural Espionage  

The FBI calls agricultural economic espionage “a growing threat” and some are worried that biotech piracy can spell big trouble for a dynamic and growing U.S. industry.