Foundations of Practice: Understanding Communities and Their Dynamics


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Want to strengthen your outreach skills? Become a more effective leader – ready, trained, and poised to help communities through these difficult times?  Whether your background is in agriculture, natural resources, youth development, family, economic or

Beth Holtzman, University of Vermont Extension

Beth Holtzman works with small scale farmers in Vermont and the Northeast. She has been conducting sustainable agriculture outreach and education since 1992 for a variety of nonprofit organizations. Her background includes public relations and marketing. Recently, she has been …

Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman, Cornell University



Heidi is a Senior Extension Associate with Cornell University’s Community and Regional Development Institute and someone who is committed to community empowerment and sustainability – meaning the ability of community members to shape their future in ways that make them …

Cole Ehmke, University of Wyoming

In his work serving the citizens of Wyoming through the Cooperative Extension Service and the AgEcon Department, Cole covers agricultural entrepreneurship as well as personal financial resource management topics.

Projects have included
• coordinating and teaching in the Annie’s Project …