President’s Corner

 

Presentations

Thinking “Bigger” About Smaller Places: The “Adjacent Possible”, Collective Impact, and WV’s Next Generation. Summersville, WV. April 2016

Creating Collective Impact- The SOAR Approach. Morgantown, WV. April 2016

Rural Adjacent Possible Innovation: Systems Thinking for Collective Impact, Beyond the Health Sector. Iowa City, IA. March 2016

Thinking “Bigger” About Smaller Places: Capturing the “Adjacent Possible” Innovations. Charleston, WV. November 2015

Creating Collective Impact- The SOAR Approach. Washington, D.C. November 2015

Thinking Bigger About Smaller Places Collective Impact Investing, Adjacent-Possible Innovation, and the Power of a New Rural Narrative. Memphis, TN. October 2015

Transitioning to a High Performance Rural Health System. Southern Governors’ Association Annual Meeting. October 2015

Thinking Bigger About Smaller Places Collective Impact Investing, Adjacent-Possible Innovation, and the Power of a New Rural Narrative. Alabama. July 2015

SOAR as a Collective Impact Model: Lessons for Rural Health and Human Services. Natural Bridge, KY. May 2015

OECD- Increasing Citizen Engagement and Trust. Memphis, TN. May 2015

Thinking “Bigger” About Smaller Places: Capturing the “Adjacent Possible” Innovations. Pikeville, KY. April 2015

Philanthropic Investment in Rural America: The Real Story and How We Can Change It. Washington, DC. December 2014

Thinking Bigger About Smaller Places: “Adjacent Possible” Design Thinking and Collective Impact Investing for Healthier Rural People and Communities. Ankeny, IA. November 2014

Transition Issues in Appalachia and Other Coalfield Communities: The SOAR Story. The White House. October 2014

Recommitting to Rural America: The Expanding Crisis of Rural Poverty and its Effects. Washington, DC. June 2014

Rethinking Rural Policy & Practice: The Rural/Urban Dialectic, in a Disruptive Milieu. Radford, VA. March 2014

Broadband Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities in Rural America. Washington, DC. March 2014

Economies in Transition: Charting the Path Forward for Coal Dependent Regions: Lessons Learned from SOAR and IRRRB. Morgantown, WV. February 2014

Rethinking the Rural Raison D’etre: Beginning the New Narrative. Cedar City, UT. August 2013

Rethinking the Rural Raison D’etre: A Primer for New Rural Policy and Practice. Corvallis, OR. June 2013

Pondering RA’s Future: Organized Prescience in a Disruptive Milieu. MacArthur, OH. June 2013

Testimony

Testimony Before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry – Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth, and Energy Innovation. Washington, DC. May, 2014

Written Comments Presented to The Factors Influencing Consolidation and the Potential Impact on Mission Consolidation in the Farm Credit System: A Farm Credit Administration Symposium Trends in Rural America Session

Oral Comments Accompanying Testimony Before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Washington, D.C. February 15, 2012

Written Statement for the Record Testimony Before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Washington, D.C. February 15, 2012

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives, February 15, 2011

Supplementary Responses for the Record to Review the Various Definitions of Rural Applied Under Programs Operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. February 15, 2011

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives, July 23, 2008

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives, March 21, 2007

Testimony before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, US Senate, February 13, 2007

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development, and Research, U.S. House of Representatives, March 30, 2006