Today my first bit of research as a graduate student at Michigan State University was published. As regular readers of this blog will know, I’ve been thinking about the development of rural America specifically in the context of refugee resettlement. I’ve written a short policy brief that has been accepted by the National Agriculture and Rural Development Policy Center. For those of you who are not regular readers of NARDeP publications (probably all of you) here is a bit about them:
NARDeP was formed by the Regional Rural Development Centers in response to the increasingly contentious and complex agricultural and rural development policy issues facing the U.S. NARDeP is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under a competitive grant, and works with the land-grant college and university system and other national organizations, agencies, and experts to develop and deliver timely policy-relevant information. The POLICY BRIEFS are published by the National Agricultural & Rural Development Policy Center (NARDeP) after a blind peer review process.
Here is a link to the PDF: Refugees in Rural Communities: A Win-Win?