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Barn & Business Breakfast 2023

March 7, 2023 @ 6:30 am - 8:45 am

Come for a morning of learning, networking and freshly cooked breakfast! Dr. Emily Wornell from Ball State University joins us to discus: Policy for the People: Quality of Life as a Community and Economic Development Strategy.



Emily J. Wornell is a research assistant professor in the Indiana Communities Institute at Ball State University, working with the RUPRI Center for Local and State Policy (CLASP) and the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER). Her research interests lie at the intersection of policy and research, including inequality and population change in rural communities.

Wornell regularly presents her research and findings at national conferences, including the Population Association of America, the American Sociological Association, and the Rural Sociological Society. She has presented her research internationally, including southeast Asia, Europe, and Canada. Her research has been supported by grants from the Rural Sociological Society, the International Social Science Council, and the Pennsylvania State University College of Agriculture. She is a member of the national Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI).

Wornell earned a doctorate in rural sociology and demography from The Pennsylvania State University and holds certificates in survey methodology and teaching. She earned a masters of public policy (MPP) degree from Oregon State University.


March 7, 2023
6:30 am - 8:45 am
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Winona Heritage Room
901 Park Avenue
Winona Lake, IN 46590 United States
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