April 1, 2011
The Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ford Foundation are convening a National Conference and Conversation on Rural Wealth Creation and Livelihoods, October 3 – 5, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
This conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers who are working on regional and rural development issues to discuss and facilitate a common understanding about fostering wealth creation and improved livelihoods in rural America through research and local, regional and federal development initiatives.
The objectives of the Conference are:
The conference will be limited to no more than 150 participants, both to encourage exchange among participants from a range of experience, background and geographic location, and to allow for a significant number of partial scholarships.
All those interested in attending the conference are requested to apply by responding to a Call for Participation.
To respond to the Call, go here.
Download the Call for Participation PDF here.
Applications are due by May 15, 2011.