Webinar March 21 - Immigration, Business Development and Rural Development.

Special Announcement


AFRI – Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities Program

Topic: Immigration, Business Development and Rural Development.

Date: March 21st 2011

Time: Between 2:00 and 3:30 pm EDT

Presenters: Dr. David Griffith, East Carolina University,

Rural Development in Regions Heavily Impacted by Immigration

Dr. Anastasia Snyder, Ohio State University,

Education, Careers and Migration of Rural Youth: What's Happening to Rural America's Future?

Dr. Linda Niehm, Iowa State University,

Rural Community Resiliency: Role of the Retail Sector in Easing Sudden and Slow Motion Economic Shocks

Dr. Terry Besser, Iowa State University,

Latino- and Women-Owned Businesses as Generators of Amenity-Rich Rural Towns in the Midwest and Northern Plains

Purpose: To disseminate research findings of AFRI funded projects and to identify future research needs. This webinar may be of use to researchers and policy makers interested in rural entrepreneurship; students and faculty interested in rural development; and potential applicants to the AFRI Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities program.

Technology: There is no preregistration. To take part in this webinar, on March 21 prior to 2:00 pm EDT:

· Open your internet browser and go to


In order to use the Adobe Connect system, your computer will need the following system requirements:

· Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista

· Internet Explorer 6+, Netscape Navigator 8.1+, Mozilla Firefox 1.5.03+, Mac OS X v10.4+, or Safari 2.0+

· Adobe Flash Player 10

· Broadband connection, and cookies enabled in browser

Additional Information:

· Suresh Sureshwaran, 202-720-7536 or ssureshwaran@nifa.usda.gov