Archived Webinars

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Capacity Building for Improved Behavioral Health in Rural America: Resilience in the Wake of COVID-19 (09/24/2020)
Presented by: Richard Spoth, Greg Pliler and Cassandra Knutson (Iowa State University)
Recorded Presentation    Presentation 

The Opioid Addiction—Incarceration Pipeline: A National Public Health Crisis Compounded in Rural Areas (09/10/2020)
Presented by: David Young (Montana State University)
Recorded Presentation    Presentation 

Supporting the Mental Health of Farm Families in the North Central Region (05/06/2020)
Presented by: Carrie Henning-Smith (University of Minnesota) and Florence Becot (National Farm Medicine Center)
Recorded Presentation    Presentation 

The Impact of Volunteers on Sustainable Rural Community Development (03/25/2020)
Presented by: SoJung Lee and Linda Niehm (Iowa State University), MiRan Kim (Michigan State University) and Jichul Jang (Kansas State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Expanding the Intelligent Community Extension Program (03/11/2020)
Presented by: Roberto Gallardo (Purdue University)
Recorded Presentation    Presentation

Fentanyl - Just the Tip of the Iceberg (02/05/2020)
Presented by: Captain Tobias Frost (Lafayette Fire Department) 
Recorded Presentation      Presentation 

Addressing Power Asymmetries in Community Development (01/23/2020)
Presented by: Dr. Annabel Ipsen (Colorado State University)


Integrating and Sustaining Financial Capability Services in Rural Healthcare Delivery (12/12/2019)
Presented by: J. Michael Collins (University of Wisconsin), Elizabeth Kiss (Kansas State University) and Suzanne Bartholomae (Iowa State University)
Recorded Presentation    Presentation 

Making Sense of Incentives: Taming Business Incentives to Promote Prosperity (11/07/19)
Presented by: Tiomothy J Bartik (Upjohn Institute)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation     Book Information 

Will Local Foods and Technical Change Alter the Urban Form? (10/24/19)
Presented by: Scott Loveridge, John Mann & Spencer Thompson (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

POLYFACE The Farm of Many Faces (10/10/19)
Presented by: Joel Salatin
(We had technical issues the first couple of minutes)
Recorded Presentation      Website

The Impact of Naloxone Access Laws on Opioid Overdose Deaths in the U.S. (9/25/19)
Presented by: Elham Erfanian (West Virginia University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation     Articles

Using Community Supported Enterprises to Address Shrinking Markets in Rural Areas (9/12/19)
Presented by Norman Walzer (Northern Illinois University) and David Ivan (Michigan State University)
PowerPoint     Recording   Guidebook

NC Region Aging Network: A Multi-State Collaboration to Enhance Aging-Related Extension Outreach
Presented by: Erin Yelland (Kansas State University), James Bates (The Ohio State University) and Jacquelyn Benson (University of Missouri)
PowerPoint     Recording    Project Website

NSF IUCRC: Center for Solid-State Green Electric Power Generation and Storage
Presented by: Qiquan Qiao (South Dakota State University)
PowerPoint     Recording

Precision Agriculture Sensing Systems
Dr. Qiquan Qiao (South Dakota State University)
PowerPoint     Recording

Removing Emerging Contaminants in the Drinking Water by a Novel Carbon-based Enzymatic Reactor (7/17/19)
Dr. Chung-Ho Lin (University of Missouri)
PowerPoint     Recording

The Relationship Between Opioid Prescriptions and Child Removals (5/8/19)
Troy Quast (University of South Florida)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation
Florida study   California study    U.S. study

The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Hospitals: A Nurse's Perspective from the Bedside (3/28/19)
Nicole Adams, PhD., RN, CEN, Purdue University
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

The Midwest Big Data Hub: advancing the data ecosystem, projects and partnerships (3/14/19)
Melissa Cragin and Alice Delage (University of Illinois)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Understanding Stress & Depression in Farmers & Ranchers (3/12/19)
Andrea Bjornestad (South Dakota State University) and Courtney Cuthbertson (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Results of Virtual Focus Groups on Small Businesses and Rural Communities (3/5/19)
Craig Carpenter & Anders Van Sandt (TAMU); Linda Niehm & Steven McKinney (Iowa State University); Scott Loveridge (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation 

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Emerging HSIs in the Midwest (3/4/19)
Rene Rosenbaum (Michigan State University) and Stephen Jeanetta (University of Missouri)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Mental Health Promotion: An Opportunity for Opioid Overdose Prevention (2/21/19)
Laura Schwab-Reese (Purdue University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Reconceptualizing Quality, Affordable Childcare as Public Utility: Family, Child, and Economic Development Perspectives (2/11/19)
Bradford Wiles & Jessie Piper (Kansas State University), Holly Hatton-Bowers (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Alison Brennan (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Growing Lavender: A Curriculum for Growers (2/4/19)
Presented by: Seven Mattes and Wynne Wright (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation


Leading in a Global World (12/18/18)
Holli Arp and Tobias Spanier (University of Minnesota), and Kari O'Niel and Kenneth Sherin (South Dakota State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Dreamland: America’s Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here (12/7/18)
Sam Quinones, Journalist and Author
Recorded Presentation

Dimensions of Poverty in the North Central Region of the U.S. (12/5/18)
Lionel (Bo) Beaulieu, Indraneel Kumar, Andrey Zhalnin and Yong J. Kim (Purdue University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation   Website

Bringing Co-operative Back in to the Community Economic Development Toolbox (11/13/18)
Keith Taylor, University of California
Recorded presentation     Presentation

Demand-side Factors Influencing Endemic Drug Use in America (9/25/18)
Michael Betz, The Ohio State University
Recorded presentation     Presentation

Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Driver of the Opioid Epidemic (6/19/18)
Michael Brumage (West Virginia University)
Recorded Presentation      Presentation

Workforce Development in Extension (6/4/18)
Kenneth Sherin (South Dakota State University) and Cheryl Burkhart Kriesel(University of Nebraska)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Addressing Mine-Scarred Land in the Upper Mississippi River Mining District (4/23/18)
Geoff Siemering and Kyle Pepp (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Recorded Presentation      Presentation

Farmer to non-Farmer: Role of Farmer Identity on Conservation (3/20/18)
Eric Toman (The Ohio State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Redefining Rural Food Deserts by Transportation Networks (3/13/18
Gregory Newmark and Hyung Jin Kim (Kansas State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Fiscal Stress After the Great Recession: A Study of Rural Counties in the US
Biswa Das (Iowa State University) and John Leatherman (Kansas State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Successful Disaster Recovery Using the Community Capitals Framework (2/1/18)
Gary Goreham (South Dakota State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Potential Rural Impacts of Pension Reductions (1/23/18)
Steven Miller (Michigan State University), Steve Deller (University of Wisconsin/Extension) and Judith Stallman (University of Missouri)
Recorded presentation     Presentation

Recognition and Stigma in Prescription Drug Abuse and Alcohol Abuse (1/17/18)
Robert Shupp and Scott Loveridge (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation

Supporting Local Food Councils: A New Professional Development Course (1/15/18)
Kendra Wills (Michigan State University) and Jodee Ellett (Purdue University)
Recorded Presentation     Presentation
Register for the course:


How the Opioid Crisis Impacts Individuals and Rural Communities (12/5/17)
Presented by: Michelle Sybesma, Parkdale Center for Professionals
Recorded PresentationPresentation

Curbside Chat: An Important Look at the Financial Realities Facing American Towns (11/21/17)
Presented by: Charles (Chuck) Marohn
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Recognition and Stigma in Depression and Anxiety (11/1/17)
Courtney Cuthbertson and Scott Loveridge (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Connecting Health Insurance and Agricultural Viability—Helping farmers and ranchers address health-related risks (10/10/17)
Shoshanah Inwood (The Ohio State University), Bonnie Braun (University of Maryland Extension), Adam Kantrovich (Clemson University), Maria Peppidas (University of Delaware Extension), Bob Parsons and Jake Jacobs (University of Vermont Extension), and Scott Loveridge (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Family Business Contributions to Sustainable and Entrepreneurial Rural Communities Over Time (7/20/17)
Linda Niehm (Iowa State University),Glenn Muske and Margaret Fitzgerald (North Dakota State University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Reducing Rural Cancer Disparities Together (6/14/17)
Kadi Row, Mary Ann Schilling, Cody Fredrick and Kathy Staats (University of Wisconsin)
Recorded Presentation    PowerPoint

Deaths of Despair in Pennsylvania and Beyond: A Demographer's Take on Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Mortality in Small City and Rural America (5/24/2017)
Shannon M. Monnat (Pennsylvania State University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Inequality (5/9/17)
Tom Lyons, Michigan State University, product Center food-Ag-Bio
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Urban First (4/26/17)
John Mann, Jason Parker and Scott Loveridge (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Creating Resilient Small City Downtowns (4/17/17)
Bill Ryan & Chuck Law (University of Wisconsin), Zachary Kennedy (University of Illinois)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Community Impacts of Energy Development Webinar Series #3: New voices in Energy Impacts Research: Graduate Research Highlights (2/16/17)
Dylan Bugden (Cornell University), Bec Coplvin (University of Queensland), Emily Grubert (Stanford University) and Shawn Olson-Hazboun (Utah State University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Placemaking Michigan: Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool (2/2017)
Kurt Schindler and Mark Wycoff, Michigan State University
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint
Additional handouts (details of some slides, curriculum, Placemaking book order form and table of contents)
Extended PPT File

Community Supported Enterprises: Lessons Learned & Opportunities to Preserve or Enhance Social Capital (1/2017)
Norman Walzer (Northern Illinois University)
Recorded Presentation     Powerpoint    

Stakeholder Centered Community Marketing, Center for Community & Economic Development (1/19/17)
Placemaking Webinar Series #3
Kristen Runge, University of Wisconsin
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint


Building Organisational Resilence in the Face of Systemic Insecurity in a Complex and Interconnected World (12/7/16)
John Vargo, Co-leader and Director,  Resilient Organisations, Ltd, New Zealand
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Hard Cider in the NC Region: Industry Survey Findings and Opportunities for Rural Development (12/6/16)
Michelle Miller and Matt Raboin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Building Strong Economies and Healthy Food Systems from the Bottom Up (9/28/16)
Anthony Flaccavento
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Leading Communities: Development of a Place-Based Leadership Program (8/18/16)
Deborah Tootle (Iowa State University) and Jerry Braatz (University of Wisconsin)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Assessment of Tribal Natural Resources Needs and Services: Transforming Governance, Management, and Sovereignty in the Upper Great Lake (7/18/16)
Jubin Cheruvelil, Michigan State University
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

The Impact of Latino-Owned Business on Local Economic Performance (5/23/16)
Craig Carpenter, Michigan State University
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Tribal Community Development Projects in the Great Lakes Regions (2/25/16)
E. Proctor (Michigan State University), D. Newman (University of Minnesota) and B. Gauthier (Lac du Flambeau Tribal University of Wisconsin)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Building Community Capacity through Strategic Planning (2/9/16)
A. Silvis (University of Illinois) and B. Nesbitt (Ohio State University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Economic, Social and Environmental Policy Challenges in the Bakken Oil Field (2/4/16)
D. Ripplinger and A. De Laporte (North Dakota State University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Assessing Strategies for Water Supply in Bakken Region (1/21/16)
R. Hearne and F. Fernando (North Dakota State University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Facilitating Rural Development in the greater Great Lakes Region: Development of a regional collaborative to support sustainable hops production (1/14/16) 
J. Robert Sirrine, Michigan State University
Recorded Presentation      PowerPoint


Fostering Cross Disciplinary Research on Energy Development (12/10/15)
J. Jacquet & A. Junod (South Dakota State University) and J. Haggerty (Montana State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

Extension Programming Approaches for Farmers Under the Affordable Care Act (11/16/15)
S. Innwood (University of Vermont), A. Kantrovich (Michigan State University), B. O’Neill (Rutgers University), and R. Riportella (Kansas State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint     Resources

Affordable Housing Policies for Essential Service Workers in the Bakken Region (11/9/15)
L. Flage & F. Fernando (North Dakota State University) and J. Jacquet & A. Junod (South Dakota State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

Choosing to Share Your Farm: Farmer and Community Approaches to Agritourism (9/30/15)
I. McKinnon (University of Wisconsin Stout)
Recorded presentation      PowerPoint

Are We Entrepreneurs? (9/10/15)
C. Reimers-Hild (Rural Futures Institute, University of Nebraska), C. Hancock (Nebraska Extension) and G. Muske (North Dakota State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

Missouri-Illinois Step Up to Leadership Program Impact Evaluation 9/3/15
J. Reed Adams, K. Keller & W. Majee (University of Missouri), A. Silvis (University of Illinois) & G. Donahue (Missouri Association for Community Action)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

The Impact of Shale Energy Development on Food Access in Rural Communities (8/18/15) 
M. Betz & J. Clark (The Ohio State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

Biofuel Feedstock Supply Coordination in the North: Options and Obstacles (8/13/15)
S. Joshi, B. Ross & S. Loveridge (Michigan State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

Anticipatory Preservation Planning: Protections of Rural Cultural and Physical Landscapes (7/20/15)
H. Fischer & D. Fischer (North Dakota State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

An Assessment Tool for Improving Public Engagement Around Complex, Emergent and Contested Science and Technology Issues (7/16/15)
W. Eaton (Michigan State University)
Recorded presentation

Strategies for Developing Successful CRED Extension Programs: Perspectives of a Program Leader (6/15/15)
T. Borich (Iowa State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

The Opportunities and Challenges of Sustaining Community Food Systems (4/2015)
T. Rice (Kansas State University) and M. Walk (Michigan State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

Persistent & Emerging Issues in Rural Education: Insights from Recent Economics of Education Research (3/9/15)
E. Mykerezi (University of Minnesota)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

Developing Local and Regional Food Systems in Nebraska  (1/27/15)
C. Francis (University of Nebraska), J. Bailey & K. Starkweather (Center for Rural Affairs)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

Piketty’s Capital & Inequality of Income and Wealth (1/15/15)
J. Coggins (University of Minnesota)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint


Two Years Out: A Review of the Native American Institute's Project on the Potential and Impact of the Hearth Act (11/2014)
G. Henry, T. Mrozowski & A. Haviland (Michigan State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

Evaluating Impacts of Natural Resource Development (10/28/14)
M. Redlin and J. Jacquet (South Dakota State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

Arts and Community: Funding Opportunities and Resources from the National Endowment for the Arts (10/20/14)
J. Schupbach, National Endowment for the Arts
Recorded presentation

Funding and Sustaining Local Food Systems in Eight Midwest Communities (9/16/14)
L. Naeve & C. Hartsook (Iowa State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

Extension in the Intersection of Community Development & Health (8/4/14)
J. Adams, L. Johnson, W. Majee & B. Maltsberger (University of Missouri)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Overview of Community Development Initiatives and Opportunities
By Brent Elrod, USDA/NIFA - Narrated PowerPoint delivered at the National Program Leader’s preconference, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, June 22, 2014. 
Download and combine the files below into one PPT file (Part 1, 2, 3), open saved file in PowerPoint. To hear audio, hit F5 or the “show” icon in the presentation.
PowerPoint Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3    

Rural Social Media Champions: Development of Models of Diffusion & Best Business Practices (4/17/14)
L. Niehm (Iowa State University), B. Frazier (Western Michigan University) & L. Stoel (The Ohio State University)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint

The HEARTH Act: A Whole New Ballgame (4/15/14)
B. Newland (Fletcher Law, PLLC)
Recorded presentation     PowerPoint
If you have not filled out the survey, please take a few moments and complete the NAI HEARTH Act 2012 (Thank You!)

Role of Wholesale Grocers in Rural Food Distribution - Implications for Robust Local Food Systems (3/4/14)
K. Draeger, University of Minnesota
No recording available.     PowerPoint

Experimental Estimates for State Level Personal Consumption Expenditures (3/26/14)
C. Robbins & L. Guci (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
 -  Survey Article: August 2013: A First Look at Experimental Personal Consumption Expenditures by State
 -  Working Paper: Experimental PCE-by-State Statistics, April 2013
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Shifting Intermediaries: Tracing the Land Grant Role in Water Management in Nebraska (1/29/14)
S. Gasteyer (Michigan State University) & N. Wall (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint


Utility Scale Renewable Energy Development - Project Siting & Conflict Resolution (12/18/2013)
E. Romich & P. Hall (The Ohio State University) & W.  Beyea (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint   

The Introduction and Development of the Community-Flow Measurement Instrument (10/24/13)
R. Cantrell & A. (University of Florida)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Improved Information Transfer to Assist Farmers in Rural MI & WI in Making Informed Decisions About On-farm Scale Anaerobic Digesters  (10/17/13)
M. Charles Gould & Ben Bailey (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation      PowerPoint
     Digester Sizing Spreadsheet (Excel)
     Anaerobic Digester Implementation on Small Dairy Farms in MI and WI: A Literature Review
     Small Digester Case Study - Peters Family Farm (WI)    
     Small Digester Case Study - Bakerview EcoDairy, Abbotsford, BC 
     Small Digester Case Study - Keewaydin Farm, Stowe, Vermont
     Small Digester Case Study - Joneslan Farm, Hyde Park, Vermont

Poverty & Socioeconomic Distress in the North Central Region: Assessing Trends (4/11/13)
L. Lobao, M. Partridge & M. Betz (The Ohio State University) & R. Goe (Kansas State University)
Recorded Presentation

Common Impact Indicators in Extension Community Development (3/26/13)
T. Borich (Iowa State University), S. Chazdon (University of Minnesota), Mary Simon Leuci (University of Missouri) and S. Loveridge (NCRCRD)
Recorded Presentation        PowerPoint

Recreational Homes, Gateway Communities, and Rural Development (3/13/13)
D. Marcouiller (University of Wisconsin-Madison), M. Skidmore (Michigan State University), R. Winkler (Michigan Technological University)
Recreational Homes & Planning in Gateway Communities: A Literature Review
A Triple Bottom Line
Recreational Homes and Migration to Remote Amenity-Rich Areas
Recreation homes, amenities & destination regions
Demographics of recreation housing
Recorded Presentation    PowerPoint

Food Systems Indicators Profiles (Febuary 2013)
L. Brown (University of Wisconsin-Madison) & A. Haines (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
NC Region County Food Systems Profiles Portal
Recorded Presentation   PowerPoint

Overview of USDA Rural Development Loan Program (January 2013)
M. Brodziski & J. Broussard (USDA/Rural Development)
Recorded Presentation          PowerPoint


Keeping Your Equine Business a Vibrant Part of Rural Communities (December 2012)
K. Anderson (University of Nebraska) & C. Skelly (Michigan State University)
Recorded Presentation         PowerPoint

Asset Building in Rural Communities: Exploring Barriers and Identifying Opportunities (December 2012)
C. Needles Fletcher & J. Warning (Iowa State University), R. Heins & P. Olson (University of Minnesota)
Recorded Presentation      PowerPoint

Publishing University Based Engagement (December 2012)
Nancy Franz (Iowa State University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint

Best Practices in Small Town Business Incubation (November 2012)
Randall Jackson & Peter Schaeffer (West Virginia University)
Recorded Presentation     PowerPoint
RRI Working Papers

Incorporating Interactive Web Techniques with Public Engagement and Community Decision Making (November 2012)
C. Seeger, D. Otto & D. Van Wyngarden (Iowa State University), T. Gallion, M. Simon Leuci and S. H. Massengale (University of Missouri)
Recorded Presentation        PowerPoint

Trends in US Farmland Values and Ownership (October 2012)
J. Ifft and T. Kuethe (USDA/Economic Research Service)
Recorded Presentation          PowerPoint

Learning from Community Leadership Development Education: Challenges for Educators (October 2012)
S. Chazdon (University of Minnesota), L. Etuk (Oregon State University), and K. Pigg (Missouri State University)
Recorded Presentation        PowerPoint

21 Years of First Impressions (October 2012)
A. Lewis (University of Wisconsin), M. Moss (The Ohio State University), K. Nix (West Virginia University)
Recorded Presentation                   PowerPoint

Heritage Tourism for the North Central Region (Introduction) (September 2012)
J. Avery (Michigan State University), F. Boggus (Community Planning & Development, Iowa), L. Dickerson and C. Mefford (University of Missouri)
Recorded Presentation           PowerPoint