On Friday January 18, 2019 Serilda F. Goodwin [MEP Recruiter, PSRC] provided a brief presentation to tobacco farmers at the Robeson County Cooperative Extension. The event was organized by Mac Malloy [Extension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops]and the overall purpose of the meeting was to discuss a range of topics that are affecting local agriculture — including losses due to Hurricane Florence.
Serilda Goodwin shared that her primary objectives for attending the gathering was to:
Increase awareness of the MEP program;
Share contact information and answer questions;
Expand and nuture the development of strategic partnerships with other agencies.
This opportunity and others like it helps the MEP program gather useful information about upcoming job leads and a vibrant, diverse network that can help the district maintain and/or increase enrollment —especially OSY.
Special thanks to Mac Malloy and the Robeson County Cooperative Exstension for helping us to build a stronger program.