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Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals





September 2012




News Reports and Resources


Farmworkers in Rural Areas

Workers classified as hired farmworkers--extending over a number of specific trades--are found to concentrate in metropolitan rather than rural areas.

World Water Supply


Nature provides a summary of a recent report showing that nearly a quarter of the world's groundwater supply is at risk of being outstripped by demand.

Perception of Economic News
Pew Research Center | READ STORY

This study by the Pew Research Center reports on increasingly negative responses to economic news across both major American political designations.

Obesity and Television Viewing
Amber Waves | READ STORY

This chart, which appears in the USDA Economic Research Service's Amber Waves magazine, evinces a decided correlation between obesity and television watching patterns.

Rural Women Live Shorter Lives
Daily Yonder | READ STORY

The Daily Yonder reports on the relative longevity of women living in rural and urban counties. The related study of male longevity shows a similar state of affairs.

Online Video-Sharing Usage
Pew Research Center | READ STORY

American adults are using online video-sharing services as a medium for data consumption and sharing. This study tracks usage across a number of demographics.

R&D and Agricultural Growth

Agricultural productivity, which plays a major role in driving American agricultural output, is shown to depend on investments in both public and private sector agricultural R&D.



President's Corner
This month, MACDEP bids a fond farewell to one of our founding members, MSU Extension Director, Dr. Doug Steele who will moving to Texas A&M to serve as Director; Dr. Steele was instrumental in helping to establish and fund MACDEP and provided unwavering support for our programs and initiatives. We wish him well!

MACDEP members at the Local Government Center are organizing a new webinar series focusing on transfer of wealth and sustaining communities through philanthropy; download the flyer.

-Paul Lachapelle
MACDEP President

Upcoming Events

Economy, Energy and the Environment Conference

September 12-14, 2012
Bozeman, MT
Sponsor: Montana Department of Environmental Quality

The Future of Workforce Development

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

Second National Poverty Summit

September 21-22, 2012
Washington, DC
Sponsor: Corporation for Enterprise Development

Imagine 2012

October 6-11, 2012
Quebec City, QE, CA
Sponsor: Desjardins & Others

2012 UEDA Annual Summit

October 21-24, 2012
Chattanooga, TN
Sponsor: University Economic Development Association

Grants and Awards

Small Grants Program

Deadline: September 14, 2012
Funder: Intermountain West Funder Network

Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants

Deadline: September 17, 2012
Funder: Rural Development, USDA

ARRP Foundation InnoCentive

Deadline: September 20, 2012
Funder: AARP Foundation & InnoCentive

Kids In Need Teacher Grants

Deadline: September 30, 2012
Funder: Kids In Need Foundation

Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program

Deadline: October 15, 2012
Funder: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

National/International News

Pine Creek Fire Expands

Billings Gazette; August 31

Link Uncovered Between Weather & Climate Change

Deseret News; August 30

Northwest Breaks Cherry Crop Record

Flathead Beacon; August 26

Decision Reversal Sought for CO Gas Wells

Denver Post; August 24

Utah Among Few States with Increase in Gov Jobs

Salt Lake Tribune; August 23

Montana News

Yellowstone Bison Decision Upheld

Idaho Statesman; August 31

Ranchers Search for Hay Due to Drought Conditions

Billings Gazette; August 30

Flathead Valley Real Estate Spike

Hungry Horse News; August 29

Missoula Airport Breaks Record

Missoulian; August 27

Canadian Firm to Create Great Falls Jobs

Great Falls Tribune; August 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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