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Monday, 04.13 - Thursday, 04.16

AgrAbility National Training Workshop

Join us April 13-16, 2015 in Rochester, New York for the 2015 AgrAbility National Training Workshop, the premier training event addressing issues of disability in agriculture.

Professionals and consumers from all over the country will participate in four days of plenary sessions, breakouts, tours, networking, and special events.

This year's conference headquarters is theHyatt Regency Rochester located in downtown Rochester. Rooms are available at the special conference rate of $101 per night.

Some of the conference highlights include:

  • Pre-conference sessions/tours Monday on specialized topics
  • A pre-conference reception Monday evening
  • Breakout sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday covering a wide variety of topics
  • Keynote address given by Chris Koch. View his inspirational video.
  • Thursday tours featuring visits to local agricultural enterprises

Consumer scholarships will be available. Check back for updates on schedules, registration fees, and hotel reservations.

Photos by and Hyatt Regency Rochester

(All day)
Rochester, NY

Tuesday, 04.21

Join the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative for the first annual Action Research Summit. Exceptional leaders, teachers and students from rural east Kentucky will demonstate innovative strategies to improve the quality of education for all learners. This Summit will serve as a means to highlight the accomplishments toward innovation taking place across our region.

Registration is required. Lunch will be provided. A $50.00 fee will be applied to non KVEC members payable in advance. Payments must be made with a check and can be mailed to Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, 412 Roy Campbell Drive, Hazard, Ky 41701. KVEC must be notified of any cancellations one week prior to the Summit. Contact Valarie Campbell via email [email protected] of any cancellations. You may visit for additional information.


(All day)
Pikeville, KY

Wednesday, 04.22

March 3, 2015 (Reno, NV) - The Reno Rodeo Foundation is currently accepting applications for its annual college scholarship program in support of students in the rural areas of Northern Nevada. Since 1986, the Foundation has endeavored to promote educational opportunities to all eligible rural Nevada high school graduates. Over the years, the foundation has helped fund hundreds of students in furthering their education.

Eligibility requirements are: graduation from a high school in rural Northern Nevada; GPA of 3.0 or better; and plans to pursue a degree and declare a major in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, Natural Resources or the College of Science specific to Pre-Vet or Pre-Med degrees or declare a major in the Colleges of Business, Education, or Nursing at an accredited Northern Nevada college or university.

The number of scholarship recipients will vary based on the number of qualified applications received and the funding designated by the Reno Rodeo Foundation Board of Trustees.


Scholarships Available:

Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship: A Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship is a minimum of a $1,000 awarded to graduates of a rural Nevada high school who attends an accredited Northern Nevada college or university in pursuit of a degree.

Bob & Kristen Tallman/Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship:  The Bob & Kristen Tallman/Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship awarded annually to a graduate of a rural Nevada high school who attends an accredited Northern Nevada college or university in pursuit of a degree.

Silver Spur Scholarship/Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship: Thanks to funding by an anonymous donor, the Silver Spur Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship awarded annually to a graduate of a rural Nevada high school who attends an accredited Northern Nevada college or university who declares a pre-vet major.

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The application deadline is April 22, 2015. All applicants will be notified by mail on or before May 29, 2015. If you have questions or need additional information please submit your inquiry via email to [email protected]. To apply, please visit the Reno Rodeo Foundation at


(All day)
Reno, NV

On Earth Day 2015, Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, two of the world’s leading experts on economics and the environment, join in conversation about the intersection of climate change and inequality. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia, where he co-chairs the Committee on Global Thought. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. Stiglitz’s book The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them will be published in April 2015. Stern is a professor at the London School of Economics, where he chairs the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and president of the British Academy. He succeeded Stiglitz as chief economist of the World Bank in 2000. Stern is a cross-bench, non-party political, member of the House of Lords. His bookWhy Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change is forthcoming in May 2015.


The conversation will be introduced by Janet Gornick and co-moderated by Deborah Balk and Eduardo Porter.

Janet Gornick is professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center, director of both LIS and the LIS Center at the Graduate Center, co-editor of the recently published Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries, and coauthor of Gender Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor.

Deborah Balk is associate director of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research. She is a member of the Graduate Center faculty in the sociology and economics programs, and professor at Baruch College's School of Public Affairs. Her current research focus is on urbanization, population, poverty, and environmental interactions such as climate change.

Eduardo Porter writes the Economic Scene column for The New York Times. Mr. Porter began his career in journalism over two decades ago as a financial reporter for Notimex, a Mexican news agency, in Mexico City. He was deployed as a correspondent to Tokyo and London, and in 1996 he moved to São Paulo, Brazil, as editor of América Economía, a business magazine.


Streaming online

Thursday, 04.23 - Friday, 04.24

This is not a conference for just a few speakers and listeners. The goal is to make everyone a speaker, listener, and most importantly, an effective leader.


Join us in the "City that Moves Mountains," located in historic Pike County, where beauty abides and hospitality flows! Learn more about the great things happening across the region and at the University of Pikeville, the leading university of Central Appalachia.


(All day)
Pikeville, KY