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2014 Presentations and Travel (Extension)

  • Sustainable Tourism Seminars
    • Dr. Duarte Morais, NCSU Extension Tourism Specialist and Professor in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management spoke to a group at the Robeson County Cooperative Extension office in Lumberton, NC about best practices for Social Media Marketing on February 27, 2014.
    • Dr. Erin Seekamp, NCSU Extension Tourism Specialist and Professor in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management is scheduled to speak at the Robeson County Cooperative Extension office in Lumberton, NC on April 24, 2014.
    • Dr. Carla Barbieri, NCSU Extension Tourism Specialist and Professor in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management is scheduled to speak at the Robeson County Cooperative Extension office in Lumberton, NC on May 29, 2014.

2013 Presentations and Travel (Extension)

  • 2103 National Extension Tourism Conference (NET) - Detroit, MI August 6 – 9, 2013.

     

    • Jennifer Iyengar (NCSU Tourism Extension Graduate Researcher) presented the results of the Tourism Extension Needs Assessment.

       

        The NET Conference was a great opportunity for agents, specialists, and partners to share research and ideas. The conference theme was “Building Lasting Relationships” and showcased many excellent tourism partnership opportunities. Presentations ranged from the branding process of Pure Michigan to breakout sessions on topics such as trends in wine tourism and creating successful extension partnerships while meeting partners’ job metrics. I presented the results of our Tourism Extension Needs Assessment alongside the presentation of a nature-based tourism stakeholder needs assessment in Texas. My presentation highlighted the greatest tourism programming needs of NC’s agents, as well as the importance of communication between specialists, agents and partners, and was well received by attendees. Time designated for discussion and networking was organized between each of the breakout sessions and enabled others to consider how the research applied to their state. During the discussions I was able to see just how important partnerships and communication across state lines could be. For example, the group conducting research on up-and-coming wine regions around the Great Lakes felt their research is directly applicable to the North Carolina wine industry; and the researcher from Texas who conducted a needs assessment with nature tourism providers found the results of my needs assessment helpful in putting his results into context with Cooperative Extension Agents.

        Tours of Detroit were offered by kayak, cruise boat, or bus, each focusing on different tourism specialties. I attended the Food and Farms tours which looked at Detroit’s Eastern Market and Earthworks Urban Farm. The Eastern Market has been a great source of fresh food in the city’s “food desert” as well as a location for educating community members and providing skill building classes. Earthworks is a community farm run by the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, which is another great source of fresh food, urban agriculture skill-building through the use of community farm plots and youth programs, and community greening of vacant lots. Both organizations were great examples of thinking outside the box to enhance community well-being in the face of difficult financial situations. I hope to foster the relationships built and knowledge gained at this conference in order to improve Tourism Extensions’ partnership network, as I now have a clearer understanding how important it is for collaboration within and among communities, as well as across organizational lines.

2012 Presentations and Travel (Extension)

 
  • Carla Barbieri, Guest Lecturer, Piedmont Farm School. Sanders Ridge Vineyard and Winery, Boonville, NC (October 24, 2012). Agritourism: Is it for You and Your Business?
  • 43rd Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference
    • Arroyo, C. G., Xu, S., Barbieri, C., & Rich, S. R. (2012, June).  A comparison of agritourism understanding among consumers, providers, and Extension agents.  Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.
    • Burrows, R., & Rich, S. R. (2012, June).  Hotelier attitudes toward sustainability in Virginia Beach.  Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.
    • Xu.S., Rich, S.R., Harrolle, M., & Kelley, K. (2012, June).  Impact of summer residential camps on the tourism system.  Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.
    • Supak, S., Devine, H., Brothers, G., & Rich, S. R. (2012, June).  An open source web mapping system for tourism planning and management.  Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • 2012 New Jersey Agritourism Conference - Newark, New Jersey. January 23-27, 2012.
    Samantha Rozier Rich (NCSU Tourism Extension Specialist) and Sue Colucci (NCSU Extension Agriculture Agent) were invited by Extension colleagues at Rutgers University to participate in three agritourism workshops held across the state of New Jersey. The workshops were sponsored by a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant and were designed to share agritourism-related information and resources with New Jersey farmers and landowners. For additional information about the workshops and topics discussed, view the schedule. Additionally, the New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station (NJAES) agritourism team developed a website which provides additional agritourism-related resources, webinar videos, and information for farmers, educators, planners, and visitors.
      • Rich, S. R. & Colucci, S. (2012) Using technology to expand your customer base. 2012 New Jersey Agritourism Conference – 3 workshops – 211 participants.  Pittstown, Westampton, & Clayton, NJ. 
  • Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) Conference
      • Rich, S. R., Komar, S., Colucci, S., Schilling, B., Carleo, J., & Tomas, S. (2012, May).  Creative strategies for Extension programming and education.  Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) Conference, Hendersonville, NC.  Refereed poster presentation.
      • Gil Arroyo, C., Barbieri, C., & Rich, S. R. (2012, April).  What does agritourism mean?  A comparative study across stakeholders.  Northeastern Recreation Research (NERR) Conference, Cooperstown, NY.
      • Xu, S., Rich, S. R., Harrolle, M. G., & Kelley, K. (2012, March).  Impact of summer residential camps on the tourism system.  7th Annual NCSU Graduate Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC.

2013 Presentations and Travel (Other)

  • A Workshop at Lubrecht Forest - Missoula, Montana. April 4-6, 2013
    • Seekamp, E., T.E. Hall, and D. N. Cole. 2011. Visitors' conceptualizations of wilderness experiences. Wilderness Visitor Experience: The First 50 Years of Research and Management.
  • 24th Annual Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium - Cooperstown, N.Y. April 1-3, 2013.
      • Barrow, L., E. Seekamp, L.K. Cerveny. 2012. Institutional support for agency partnerships: Exploring personnel perception and website content.

2012 Presentations and Travel (Other)

  • International Conference on Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainabilty

    • Valdivia, C. and Barbieri, C. (2012, September). Adapting to Climate Change in the Andean Altiplano: Opportunities for Sustainable Experiential Agritourism. Abstract accepted for an oral prsentation at Bournemouth University, London, England.
  • N.C. Agritourism Networking Association Annual Conference - Asheville, N.C. March 8-9, 2012.
    • Rich, S.R., & Colucci, S (2012, March) Using technology to expand your customer base.
    • Rich, S. R., & Xu, S. (2012, March). Agritourism visitor and farm survey results. Durham County, NC.
  • American Camp Association Conference - Atlanta, Georgia. February 22-23, 2012.
    • Rich, S.R., Harrolle, M., Xu, S., & Kelley, K. (2012, February).  Communicating the positive impacts of camps: Marketing implications. American Camp Association (ACA) Conference, Atlanta, GA. Refereed poster presentation.
    • Harrolle, M., Rich, S.R., Kelley, K. & Xu, S. (2012 February). Economic impact of camps: Case study of Western North Carolina.  American Camp Association (ACA) Conference, Atlanta, GA.
    • Kelley, K., Harrolle, M., Rich, S. R., & Xu, S. (2012 February). Parent perception of the benefits of camps. American Camp Association (ACA) Conference, Atlanta, GA.
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