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Purdue Extension Contributes at NACDEP



Purdue Extension and PCRD Team Members attended the 2015 National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals Annual Meeting this past week, May 17-20.

Purdue Extension Community Development Program Leader Bo Beaulieu was accompanied by a team of colleagues to attend and participate in the 2015 NACDEP Annual Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. Floyd County ANR/CD Educator Gina Anderson presented her academic poster, “The Many Uses of Green Spaces: A Three‐hour Seminar for Homebuilders and Government,” which she co-authored with Regional Educator Steve Yoder. Assistant Program Leader Michael Wilcox joined Beaulieu to present two selected papers, “Data for Decisionmakers: Transforming Local ‐ Regional Economies” and “Informing the Strategic Priorities of Extension: A Community Engagement Strategy.” Beaulieu also co-presented “Greater Peoria Regional Data Center” with Kathie Brown from the University of Illinois Extension.

Regional Educator Tamara Ogle presented “Local Government Finance Education in Indiana,” which she co-authored with Purdue Agricultural Economics Professor Larry DeBoer. PCRD Community and Regional Development Associate Carolyn Hatch presented “Bridging the Skills Gap: Workforce Development in Rural Communities in the Great Plains” with co-authors Carroll Welte and Cheryl Burkhart‐Kriesel (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) as well as Kenneth Sherin (South Dakota State University).
If you are interested in receiving copies of any of the above presentations, please email Michael Wilcox (

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