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Data Gems
The U.S. Census Bureau offers a series of short videos for data users who are looking for an easy and quick way to enhance their knowledge of Census data and concepts.

Regulations for Opportunity Zones and Brownfields Redevelopment
The Internal Revenue Service provides an overview of information to help local governments meet goals for sustainable and equitable development. 

How to Prepare for Natural Disasters: A Pre-Disaster Toolkit for Small to Medium-Sized Communities
U.S. EPA Urban Waters Federal Partnership toolkit designed to help small- to medium-size communities jump-start their natural disaster planning process.

Conservation at Work
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service video series consists of short videos that highlight common conservation practices. Videos spotlight farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners across the United States who tell their conservation stories, and how practices are helping them protect and improve resources and save time and money.

The Food Assistance Landscape: Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report
USDA's Economic Research Service publication offers research data on USDA’s 15 domestic food and nutrition programs.

Event Opportunities

OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative Listening Session
Virtual | Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 at 1:30 PM EDT
USDA is seeking public comment on a series of regulatory reforms known collectively as the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative. Under the initiative, USDA will eliminate duplicative processes and launch a single platform for four key loan programs.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development
August 19 | Webinar
USDA’s NIFA offers and information session regarding the AFRI EWD Program which addresses the need for training or retraining of agricultural workforce and focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. AFRI EWD RFA.

Providing Perspective during COVID-19 Using Census Data
August 19 | Webinar
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research and the Labor Market Information Institute unveil data relative to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spawning Sustainable Tourism Initiatives via Regional Collaboration
August 20 | Webinar
National Extension Tourism Design Team features Michigan State University Extension’s case study of best practices for successful collaboration, lessons learned and benefits to work regionally and produce deliverables.

Agri/Ecotourism: Put Your Surroundings to Work
August 20 | Virtual Conference
International Economic Development Council learning session to highlight how supporting agritourism and ecotourism resources will create business retention & expansion and more.

National Tribal Broadband Summit
September 21 – 25, 2020 | Virtual Summit
The Department of the Interior, in collaboration with USDA and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, will showcase creative solutions to support tribal broadband development by connecting community leaders with information and resources to help identify opportunities for public and private sector solutions on tribal lands.



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