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Farm visitors enjoying a hayride through the farm at Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market. (Photo Credit: Julie Keene)
Agritourism
May 21, 2017
Agritourism is more than entertainment, it provides visitors a unique experience they can only get on a farm!
Your community may look like this, or it may be more rural.    Either way, it's partially governed by local officials, yet served by many, many volunteers.  (Image location: Vandergrift, PA)
Voting for You
May 12, 2017
With local elections always on the near horizon, do you know what all those folks running for office will be responsible for doing (ideally with your help) if they happen to win?
Source: Sign Research Foundation
The Art and Science of Sign Design
May 2, 2017
Signs convey a lot of information. They draw attention, communicate a message, compete with surroundings, and reach a driver traveling sometimes at a high rate of speed.
Would You Like to Take a Survey?
April 25, 2017
There are basically two reactions to being asked to take a survey. 50% of us cringe and look for the nearest exit – or if it’s an online request we hit ‘delete’. The other 50% of us jump into action, our curiosity aroused. Actually, I can’t support this data with social science research. But I can tell you that anticipating both types of reactions can help you build a stronger and more successful survey.
Increasingly, art is becoming an important means to engaging community. (But that's not Art speaking, that's Tommy.  Art is on the wall behind him, backing him up.)
Engage
March 24, 2017
How do you engage community members? Let me count the ways.

Upcoming Events

Land Use Webinar Series: Summer/Fall 2017
When: September 20, 2017
Where: N/A
Self-Guided Farm Tour
When: September 30, 2017
Where: Beaver, PA
Getting the Most From Your Grant Writing Efforts
When: October 2, 2017
Where: Scranton, PA
Land Use Webinar Series: Summer/Fall 2017
When: October 18, 2017
Where: N/A
Managing Volunteers to Build Community Capacity
When: October 25, 2017
Where: Wilkes Barre, PA