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Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals





August 2012




News Reports and Resources


Walking, Biking and Obesity
Governing.com | READ STORY

This study of census and CDC health risk data draws a strong correlation between the practice of walking or biking to work and lower-than-average rates of obesity.

Effects of Immigration Policy on U.S. Agriculture


Changes to immigration policy under consideration by policymakers may have significant effects on U.S. agriculture; this story explains possible implications.

National Poverty Rate Increases

The overall U.S. poverty rate increased during the past decade, and many rural areas--particularly manufacturing areas in the Midwest and South--saw sharp increases.

YouTube and Online News Viewership
Journalism.org | READ STORY

This evaluation of online video news coverage shows that online audiences--now a major force in news viewership--differ widely from traditional television news audiences.

Male and Female Wages

Data from a February 2012 study by the U.S. Census Bureau confirms that women employed full-time, in every field, across all education levels, are still paid less than their male counterparts.

Rural and Urban Wages
Daily Yonder | READ STORY

The disparity in wages between rural and urban workers invites a lot of questions. Three economists show the most likely culprit to be a familiar one: rural brain drain.

Effects of Climate Change on the Drought
Atlantic | READ STORY

This article from the Atlantic explores the possible connections between broad trends in climate change and the recent U.S. drought, deducing that human influence may have played a major role.



President's Corner
The 2012 NACDEP and CDS Conferences took place in May and July with MACDEP members attending and presenting. Check out the websites for conference highlights and new Facebook pages for CDS and NACDEP for additional member communications.

Also, apologies for missing the July MACDEP E-newsletter; the first miss in 4 years but the busy summer necessitated this one-time break.

-Paul Lachapelle
MACDEP President

Upcoming Events

The Future of Workforce Development

September 19-20, 2012
Kansas City, MO
Sponsor: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

International Economic Development Council

September 30-October 3, 2012
Houston, TX
Sponsor: IEDC

Under Western Skies 2

October 10-13, 2012
Calgary, AB, CA
Sponsor: Mount Royal University

NCDD Seattle: A National Gathering of Civic Innovators

October 12-14, 2012
Seattle, WA
Sponsor: Community Forums Network & Healthy Democracy

Northeast Conference on Public Administration

November 2-3, 2012
Boston, MA
Sponsor: UMass Boston, MassASPA & Suffolk University

Grants and Awards

Women Offenders: Developing an Agencywide Approach

Deadline: August 15, 2012
Funder: National Institute of Corrections

Support for Projects That Are Led By and Benefit Women and Girls

Deadline: August 15, 2012
Funder: The Open Meadows Foundation

Shared Services Learning Community Grants

Deadline: August 29, 2012
Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Rural Health Fellows Program

Deadline: August 31, 2012
Funder: National Rural Health Association (NRHA)

Community Grants Program

Deadline: October 31, 2012
Funder: CVS Caremark

National/International News

New Program to Fight Rural Brain Drain

Education Week; July 18

Grizzlies Delisted by 2014

Flathead Beacon; July 23

Stark Resistance to Powder River Basin Coal Exports

High Country News; July 23

Food Stamps Spur Farm Bill Debate

Oregonian; July 22

Received Views on Forest Fires Challenged

RGJ; July 20

Montana News

Wildfires Merge and Rage in Bob Marshall

Daily Interlake; July 31

Montana Lags on Children's Wellbeing

Ravalli Republic; July 25

Lawsuit Targets Corporate Spending Changes

Helena IR; July 24

Drilling Permits Issued at Record Pace

Flathead Beacon; July 23

Bison to Roam Year-Round

Idaho Statesman; July 23







MSU Extension

MSU Extension Community Development | Wilson Hall 2-117 P.O. Box 172240 | Bozeman, MT 59717-2240
Tel: (406) 994-3620
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