Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Asset Building in Rural Communities (12/13/12)

FREE webinar discussing the priorities, barriers and opportunities for building local assets for greater personal financial stability and local economic benefit.

Tomorrow @ noon, Central.


For a “Sneak Peek” go to: Asset Building Sneak Peek



Asset Building in Rural Communities: Exploring Barriers and Identifying Opportunities


Cynthia Needles Fletcher and Jeanne Warning

(Iowa State University)

Patricia Olson and Rosemary Heins

(University of Minnesota)


December 13, 2012 ( Thursday)

1:00 PM – Eastern Time


About the webinar:

Expanding opportunities for families to build assets can lead to greater financial stability and can benefit local economics. Twelve focus group interviews; six with resident families and six with community leaders were conducted in Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota rural communities. Findings will focus on identified priorities, barriers and opportunities to enhance asset building.


About the Speakers:

Cynthia Needles Fletcher is Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Family & Consumer Sciences, Iowa State University.  Her research interests include family and consumer economics/ policy and poverty and rural communities, poverty and social welfare policy issues.


Jeanne Warning is Assistant Director to Families Extension at Iowa State University.  Her areas of expertise include leadership development, public issues education and teambuilding.


Rosemary Heins is Extension Professor at University of Minnesota.


Patricia Olson is Program Director of Extension at University of Minnesota.


For a “Sneak Peek” of the webinar go to:


Registration: There is no registration and no fee for attending this webinar.


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North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

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