Lecturer – Industrial Engineering – (ADJ000036)

The Department of Industrial Engineering offers a range ofundergraduate and graduate-level courses and occasionally hasopenings for full-time Lecturers to teach courses during theacademic year. Interested and qualified candidates are invited toapply to be considered for these temporary, full-time positions.Please indicate the IE courses that you are interested in teaching.Lecturer appointments are made on a semester-by-semesterbasis.Lecturers are commonly needed in these areas, but not limitedto1. INDE 2333 Engineering Statistics I2. INDE 3330 Finance and Cost Management3. INDE 7397 Probability and StatisticsApplicants are encouraged to visit the IE Department’s website (http://www.ie.uh.edu ) for alist of more courses.The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree in industrialengineering, or a closely related field.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysenstitive and will require a criminal history check. read more

New president appointed for UMF

first_imgEdward Serna speaks at a welcoming event held at the Mantor Library Tuesday afternoon.Edward SernaFARMINGTON – University staff, leaders and students, as well as community members, joined in welcoming the University of Maine at Farmington’s next president to the campus Tuesday, at a reception held at Mantor Library.Edward Serna, currently the interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will be the 15th president in UMF’s history when he takes over the position on July 1. He will be replacing interim President Eric Brown, who was appointed to that position following the departure of then-President Kathryn Foster in 2018.University of Maine System Chancellor James Page welcomed Serna, his wife Lauren and his two daughters to the university and the state. He said that Serna’s background at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith made him familiar with of some of the challenges in western Maine.“There’s work to do. We’re very confident that you’re ready for it,” Page told the crowd. “We’re very confident that Edward is ready and we’re expecting great things.”Serna was at the UAFS in different leadership capacities since 2015, becoming the 6,600-student school’s interim chancellor last year. His previous experience includes working at the College of Business at Athens State University as an assistant professor, and before that at Science & Engineering Services LLC in Huntsville, Ala., where he was a senior program manager.Chancellor James PageWhile at the University of Arkansas, Serna oversaw the launch of the UFAS Promise program, which sought to recruit and retain students by providing them with fixed tuition and a streamlined pathway to graduation in exchange for their commitment toward making academic progress and adhering to advising guidance. Page said that the successful Promise program at UFAS was in keeping with the traditions and priorities of UMF.“Dr. Serna shares our commitment to measuring our progress in terms of student and state success,” Page said in a prepared statement. “The Board and I were also impressed by many of the initiatives achieved under Edward’s leadership in Arkansas, noting how well aligned his accomplishments are with the strategic priorities that will guide and expedite educational reform in Maine over the next five years.”A graduate of Winthrop University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Serna also has Masters in Management Information Systems through Auburn University and Science in Industrial Management through Clemson University. His doctorate is in Higher Education Administration, at the University of Alabama.Incoming UMF President Edward Serna with wife Lauren Serna and daughters Caroline and Anna Kate.Serna made his remarks without the benefit of a prepared speech, joking that the one thing anyone at Tuesday’s event would remember is that he left his tablet on the roof of his car. He said that he was honored and humbled for the opportunity and that his family was excited to move to the area. While he was aware of the school’s 155-year history, Serna said, he hadn’t been able to truly appreciate it until he was able to visit for two days earlier this year.“This is the kind of community we want to raise our girls at,” Serna said. “This is the kind of community where we can make an impact.”He pointed to challenges facing UMF and other universities, including questions of enrollment, funding and the perceived value of higher education. One of his priorities, Serna said, was to increase the access of UMF to new markets of students, improving the diversity of the student population. He said he was interested in meeting with staff about both strengths and weaknesses of the university in the coming months.Serna was also welcomed by the Search Committee Chair, Trustee David MacMahon, who said that the committee had been drawn to Serna as a candidate due to his ability to create relationships, collaborate with different stakeholders and “build consensus around a vision” at his previous positions. Serna was one of four finalists for the UMF position.Page also thanked Brown, who could not attend Tuesday’s event, for his work over the past year.“A valued colleague and academic leader, we are grateful for Dr. Brown’s service to the institution and its students,” Page said in a statement.last_img read more

Mountain Jam Adds Phil Lesh & Friends To 2019 Lineup

first_imgToday, Mountain Jam has announced a big addition to their 2019 lineup: former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh. The lineup for this edition of Phil & Friends has yet to be announced, but considering the talented group of artists set to perform at the festival, he surely has plenty of great choices to pick from.Phil Lesh & Friends will join a stacked artist roster at the 2019 edition of the long-running fest including fellow headliners Willie Nelson & Family, Gov’t Mule (2 sets), and The Avett Brothers. Other artists slated to perform at Mountain Jam 2019 include The Revivalists, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (2 sets), Dispatch, Alison Krauss, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Twiddle, Toots & The Maytals, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Mandolin Orange, Karl Denson‘s Tiny Universe, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Amy Helm, The Allman Betts Band, Marco Benevento, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Dusbowl Revival, The Nude Party, Tyler Ramsey, Mo Lowda & The Humble, The National Reserve, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Consider The Source, Mikaela Davis, Hollis Brown, Wild Adriatic, Balkun Brothers, The Big Takeover, Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of Fun, Bella’s Bartok, Sweet Marie, and more. The festival is set to take place at Bethel Woods from June 13th–16th.The 2019 lineup is an exciting return to form for the festival, which began as a jam-oriented event but moved toward more mainstream rock acts in recent years. In particular, this year marks the return of Mountain Jam co-founder Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule) to the lineup for the first time since 2016. Haynes had performed at every Mountain Jam from its inception through 2016, so his return to the lineup is a welcome change for the festival’s longtime patrons.As Haynes noted in a press release, “Having been there for the foundation and development of Mountain Jam including the curation of artists and music over the first 12 years and headlining with Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends and sitting in with countless others, I am pleased to be returning for the festival’s 15th anniversary. Mountain Jam is changing its home, but going back to its roots. And I am happy to say that myself and Gov’t Mule will be returning as well. See you in June.”As Mountain Jam co-founder Gary Chetkof explained to The Poughkeepsie Journal about last year’s lineup, “I thought the music was amazing …We just didn’t have the right balance. We went a little too younger and a little too hipper than we should have. We learned a lot.”While Mountain Jam will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year, 2019 will mark its first year at a new location: Bethel Woods, the home of the original Woodstock back in 1969. As Chetkof explained to The Poughkeepsie Journal, leaving the festival’s original home, Hunter Mountain, is “actually very emotional for me.” However, he resolved that Bethel Woods “is like going to the Taj Mahal of sites. It’s all about being on an amazing piece of land. What could be more amazing than Bethel Woods and the home of the Woodstock festival… It was really just a matter of going to the promised land.”Mountain Jam kicks off Thursday, June 13th with a pre-party for 4-day pass holders featuring musical performances by Twiddle, Marco Benevento and more followed by three full days of music. Tickets, camping, travel packages, and more are available now via the festival website.last_img read more

Garden Exchange set

first_imgYou may be tempted to thin your perennial plants this fall andthrow the extras away. But don’t. Use them like currency and swapthem with fellow gardeners at the first ever Garden Exchange.The Garden Exchange is a perennial exchange event plannted bythe University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences and the AtlantaJournal-Constitution.The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. until noon infour locations across the metro-Atlanta area: the Cobb ExtensionService office in Marietta, Gwinnett Technical College inLawrenceville, the UGA Research and Education Garden in Griffinand the Master Gardener Garden in Douglasville.Gardeners who want to participate in the exchange should bringhealthy, clean plants that are bundled for easy separation. Theplants should also be labeled with the plant variety name and thebloom color, if applicable.But what if you don’t have plants to exchange? You can stillparticipate as new plants will be available for sale at eachlocation.You can also get advice from UGA CAES experts and MasterGardeners who will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Each participant will also receive a copy of the AJC’sHome andGarden section which is now published each Friday.For more information about the Garden Exchange event, call(770)528-4070 for the Marietta event,(678) 377-4010 for theLawrenceville event,(770) 467-4225 for the Griffin event and(770)920-7225 for the Douglasville event.last_img read more

Statewide “People’s Forums” with legislative candidates to address the economy, healthcare, children

first_imgThe Vermont Workers Center, Vermont Early Educators United, and the Vermont Center for Independent Living will host 15 legislative events called ‘People’s Forums’ around Vermont, calling on incumbents and candidates for the State House and Senate to address pertinent issues affecting Vermonters.Candidates will be expected to discuss their plans for developing a health care system that works for all Vermonters, ways to ensure affordable child care and access to quality early education for Vermont’s young children, job growth, and the impact of cuts to public services.Every event will be open to the general public and venues will be handicap-accessible.EVENT: 15 ‘People’s Forums’ to connect Vermont voters to their legislative candidates. The events are hosted by the Vermont Worker’s Center, Vermont Early Educators United’AFT, & the Vermont Center for Independent Living.Candidates will take questions from the audience about early childhood education, healthcare, and the economy. Each event is scheduled for 90 minutes, starting after candidate introductions.PEOPLE’S FORUMS SCHEDULED FOR:Thu, Sept. 30: Montpelier, 6:30pm, Unitarian Church, 130 Main St.Tue, Oct. 5: White River Junction, 6:30pm, Hartford High School AuditoriumWed, Oct. 6: Essex, 6:30pm, ADL Middle SchoolThu, Oct. 7: St. Albans, 6:30pm, Franklin County Senior CenterTue, Oct. 12: St. Johns bury, 6:30pm, St. J. Catamount Arts CenterWed, Oct. 13: Rutland, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court StreetThu, Oct. 14: Brattleboro, 6:30pm, Brattleboro Union High SchoolSun Oct. 17: Morrisville, 6:30pm, VFW Hall Post 9563, 28 VFW StreetMon, Oct. 18: Middlebury, 6:30pm, Mary Johnson Children’s CenterTue, Oct. 19: Barre, 6:30pm, Barre Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite StreetTue, Oct. 19: Bennington, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of BenningtonWed, Oct. 20: Newport, North Country Career CenterThu, Oct. 21: Burlington, Main Street LandingMon, Oct. 25: Randolph, 6:30pm, VT Technical CollegeTue, Oct. 26: Williston, 6:30pm, Williston Central Schoollast_img read more

Summersville Lake Hosts Deep Water Solo Competition

first_imgIt’s 7:30 Tuesday morning. The marina at Summersville Lake is already packed. Pontoon boats jostle against the deck as nearly 100 people file on board with their coolers and cameras and SUPs. The mood is light. Everyone’s in bikinis and board shorts despite the brisk mountain morning. Professional climbers like Daniel Woods and Alex Johnson mingle in the parking lot. Someone procures a pan full of breakfast burritos, and amid the bustle, the singular, satisfying crack of a can opening.Water Stone Outdoors co-owner Gene Kistler shakes my hand before folding me in an embrace. His red baseball cap reads “Make Climbing Great Again.”This is Psicoroc, the United States’ first outdoor deep water soloing competition._MG_3732 _MG_3737Gene guides us to a small boat at the end of the dock. Fitz is our captain for the day. His sun-bleached hair is short on the sides, long on the top, pulled neatly into a bun. A cigarette hangs loosely from the corner of his mouth. After a few introductions, he eases the media boat away from the marina and points the bow toward Long Point.Someone’s already raising the American flag for the anthem when we arrive. As we idle beside the cliff, the full scale of the entire production hits me. In addition to our little media boat, there’s a boat for the judges, one for the video team, a few for the climbers. A fleet from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lingers at the perimeter. Two jetskis taxi latecomers back and forth from the marina._MG_3789 _MG_3769 _MG_3782There’s a rumbling above. I crane my head back just in time to see the tail of a helicopter on standby, passing overhead. A closer whirling, like a swarm of bees, signals the launch of a drone. Around the corner from Long Point at the Houseboy area, climbers already have ropes and rappel stations fixed to lower soloists who successfully top out.Everything is in place. The stage is set.“I had no idea what I was signing up for,” Fitz mutters. “I have never seen anything like this.”Truth be told, nor have I. Climbers from as far west as California and as far north as Canada have journeyed here, to this little pocket of southern West Virginia, for the first-ever outdoor deep water soloing competition on U.S. soil. Representatives from big name brands like Mammut, La Sportiva, Scarpa, and Black Diamond are all in attendance. It’s an event of historic proportions, but one that may not ever happen again._MG_4734 _MG_4755 _MG_4825 _MG_3844Per a decision made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Huntington District on May 5, 2007, cliff jumping, and consequently deep water soloing, has been banned for the past decade in as many as 19 Army Corps-operated lakes throughout Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio. The ban, at least in Summersville Lake, has been somewhat of a gray area—according to Army Corps personnel, deliberate cliff jumpers received 100 citations one year while countless more climbers, who “fell” from the cliff while deep water soloing, went fine-free.“The Army Corps here has always been flexible with climbers,” says Fayetteville-based climber Zak Roper. “They’ve been watching from a distance and letting us get away with [deep water soloing].”Roper moved to the Fayetteville area seven years ago, specifically for the climbing. He says that during those years, and even prior to it, climbers had been working hard to develop a good rapport with the Army Corps through trail maintenance projects with the New River Alliance of Climbers.“They love climbers,” he says. “We build trails, we clean up, we’re friendly. They’re working with us.”“We cause them virtually no trouble,” adds Water Stone Outdoors co-owner Maura Kistler. “[The Army Corps] has always considered climbers to be a great user group because they give back and they follow the rules and they respect the resource.”_MG_3944 _MG_4679 _MG_4650Which is why U.S. Army Corps Natural Resource Specialist Kevin Brown was open to the idea of incorporating a deep water soloing competition into Summersville Dam’s 50th anniversary. The celebration, which officially kicked off on August 19th, took the better part of a year to organize.“We wouldn’t have entertained the idea of doing it had it not been for the New River Alliance of Climbers,” Brown says. “I’ve been with the Army Corps for 20 years and we’ve had a good relationship with them since that time.”The event marks an exciting opportunity to dote upon the first-class recreational resource that is Summersville Lake. Still, he says, deep water soloing will remain an unsanctioned activity, at least for now.“At this time there is no interest by the Corps of Engineers to have a future event or allow deep water soloing.”Back at the cliffs, the 16 competing climbers are finishing up their second round of burns. The day is perfect—warm, but not humid, the sky painted with wispy clouds. A slight breeze ripples the otherwise still water. Brown’s eyes scan the line of pontoons anchored in front of The Movie Screen area._MG_4252 _MG_4180 _MG_3980 _MG_3996 _MG_4197The crowd erupts in cheers as Roper peels 30 feet off the cliff, plunging into the lake feet first (only after rotating into a backflip). Scoring here at Psicoroc includes categories like “style,” after all. Behind Brown’s spectacles, I catch a glimmer of something more than a sense of duty or responsibility. It looks a lot like hope.“Recreation at Summersville Lake has become more diversified and it’s branching from the traditional boating, skin diving, fishing, swimming, into the other sports that are maybe not quite as resource intensive,” he concludes.With that, I return to the party à la jetski taxi service. Psicobloc deep water solo champion Michaela Kiersch is cheering on her fellow competitors, shouting beta from the boat. Kiersch has never been to West Virginia before, let alone gone deep water soloing on natural rock. Having just come off of the high stakes, high-pressure scene at Psicobloc in Park City, Utah, she says Psicoroc here in Summersville is a breath of fresh air._MG_4398 _MG_4634 _MG_4602 _MG_4090 _MG_3812“I couldn’t imagine a better setting to have this event,” she says. “It’s beautiful. It’s so much fun being in the South and having this experience because I love the southern mentality of hospitality. Everyone is having fun and coming together and I think that goes really well with climbing communities.”Couple that feel-good vibe with quality sandstone, crystal-clear water, and crowd-free cliffs, and you have what many consider one of the best deep water soloing resources in the world. Unlike other deep water soloing destinations such as Majorca, Spain and Halong Bay, Vietnam, Summersville Lake in West Virginia is affordable, accessible, and enjoyable year-round. When water levels drop during the fall and winter months, sport and trad routes become 40—60 feet taller, boulders emerge, and a whole world of adventure opens up. If deep water soloing were to become officially sanctioned and publicly marketed, many locals feel that it would only bolster the ever-growing recreation tourism scene here._MG_4906But for now, the precedent set by Psicoroc will do. The day closes with a high note—on the very last climb, eight-time World Champion Sean McColl takes the first ascent and overall win. The worst injuries, short of sunburn, are a slight concussion and a few bruises.Despite the Army Corps’ attempts to keep the event “spectator free” (which is why you haven’t heard about it), by the time McColl topped out more than 40 feet above, our initial floatilla was far from alone—locals in pontoon boats and inner tubes, kayaks and SUPs, showed up to witness and support the momentous occasion. And it is this, says Maura Kistler, that truly demonstrates how a little West Virginia town made the impossible possible, if only for a day—community.“We all feel like we cashed in every karma chip we ever earned in our whole entire lives to get this day,” says Kistler. “We couldn’t have done this if our community weren’t so well-developed.”_MG_4267 _MG_4038 _MG_4601 _MG_4522 _MG_3819 _MG_4720 _MG_4476 _MG_4177_MG_4917last_img read more

May Economic Update explores strength in credit union industry

first_img continue reading » The May edition of the CUNA Economic Update explores the many areas of financial strength for the credit union industry and strong operating results in loan, savings and membership growth.“Overall, the industry’s financial results are outstanding,” said Mike Schenk CUNA vice president of research and policy analysis. “In this month’s update, we show how credit unions are benefitting from an economy that grows by the day. Consumers are turning to credit unions for their financial needs in incredible numbers, leading to the highest rates of growth we’ve seen in years—or, in some cases, ever.”The update also provides recent numbers on unemployment and GDP growth, as well as projections on interest rates. Additionally, President Donald Trump’s recent tax proposal, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and recently announced recoveries from the NCUA are evaluated for their potential impact on the economy and credit unions. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

NAFCU, at Treasury, gets update on housing finance reform efforts

first_img continue reading » NAFCU met at the Treasury Department Friday to discuss housing finance reform efforts happening on Capitol Hill as well as credit union priorities for reform. The association has led efforts to ensure credit unions’ unfettered access to the secondary mortgage market in any housing finance reform, and has urged the Trump administration and Congress to work together on a comprehensive solution.NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler, Director of Regulatory Affairs Ann Kossachev and Associate Director of Legislative Affairs Alex Gleason attended Friday’s meeting with Treasury’s Housing Policy staff.Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Director Joseph Otting recently made comments about the administration’s and Treasury Department’s work on a housing finance reform plan; NAFCU is set to meet with Otting soon and last month reiterated its core principles for housing finance reform to him. Phillips has also said the administration is working on housing finance reform and plans to build on recommendations released in June 2018. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Inside the virtual classroom: Local school switches to full-day, online learning

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — Schools around New York have moved to online learning, offering resources and material to students while they’re home. One local school has shifted its entire day to a virtual classroom, allowing its students to have even more educational opportunities. School leaders say it’s meant to provide more opportunities and support for families during this time. Teachers and their teams each take a block of time to split up the virtual day. “Families with children with ASD are no different with or without families, except that they have additional challenges,” said Gillis. That’s why the school has shifted to a full-day of online learning. It provides an array of services, mostly focusing on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The rest of the time is filled with ‘ask an expert’ sessions, where parents can get tips, resources, and support. “If they need to tune in, or they need an idea, or they need a distracter or something to break up what’s happening at home, then we can be a part of that,” said Cavalari. “We certainly don’t expect for most of our kids, to have them sit in front of a computer for more than even 15 minutes at a time. For some of our learners, it’s very short bursts,” said Cavalari. The Institute for Child Development, or ICD, is located on the Binghamton University campus.center_img Students go over familiar topics, meant to help avoid regression during this time. “Not so much that your child was going to learn a lot of new skills while they’re at home, but we wanted to make sure we’re preventing the loss of skills that your child has gained,” said Gillis. It’s also helping students connect with their teachers by having the chance to see them everyday. “We can’t ask a parent to be a child’s occupational therapist, and speech therapist, and special education teacher, immediately, all at once,” said co-director Jennifer Gillis. Students and families can log on to virtual school, offered for five and a half hours each day. “Our children and our families for the children we serve, their lives are significantly disrupted by this change. The kids do depend on a great deal on routine and a lot of their routine gets substantially disrupted,” said ICD director of the Children’s Unit for Treatment and Evaluation Rachel Cavalari. The school is working to close a gap, while adjusting to this new normal that affects us all. ICD consists of four preschool classrooms and six school-aged classes. For more information on the Institute for Child Development, click here.last_img read more

Ingenious and so simple. Delivery of groceries started directly from the plot to the doorstep of tourists in “Holiday homes with a story”

first_img“Holiday houses with a story”, a project for branding rural accommodation in Varaždin County, continues to expand. Because if the guest gets and tastes, for example, buckwheat flour mills, then in the basket through the flyer he sees the location of the family farm, which emphasizes how he can participate in the workshop or make them according to the traditional recipe. In addition to quality content, after the workshop on the doorstep he can also buy added quantities of products to take home. Directly from the Varaždin plot to “Holiday houses with a story” / / / VARAŽDIN PUMPKIN OIL FIRST IN CROATIA WITH PROTECTION OF NAME AND GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN As with winemakers. You get / buy a bottle of wine, you like it, visit a winery, taste more wine and buy a bottle or carton of wine to take home. Rounded story. By the way, the Varaždin market has a status Certified peasant markets which guarantees sales directly from the manufacturer and the organic origin of the product. The price of delivery depends on the distance of the holiday home, and the price list of groceries can be checked HERE. / / / VARAŽDINSKI KLIPIČ BECAME THE 27TH CROATIAN PRODUCT OF PROTECTED NAME IN THE EUROPEAN UNION “Holiday houses with a story” are so far the best example of accommodation branding in Croatia. Direction to be followed by all other destinations. Same story as with market delivery. “This tomato was planted by grandmother “Nada” in her garden. Visit it and find out how to make homemade tomato sauce”Or story extensions with Varaždin pumpkin oil, honey… especially with authentic products from Varaždin County. Fresh food is ordered from Monday to Saturday. The completed order leaflet located in each “Holiday house with a story” must be photographed and sent to the e-mail address: [email protected]  According to data before the coronavirus pandemic, about 90 percent of tourists who come to “Holiday Homes with a Story” are Germans, Danes, Scandinavians, and on average stay a minimum of seven nights. Find out more about the whole project as well as a list of all the houses with the story on the website myvarazdinholidayhome.com Varaždinske kištrice / Photo: TZ Varaždinske županije The first step of connecting agricultural producers in the Varaždin region with holiday homes was realized through the so-called. “Varaždinske kištrice“Which each group of guests receives as a welcome gift and which aims to present indigenous products of Varaždin County. The availability of fresh food, without leaving the Holiday Home, has been recognized as an opportunity to better connect small farmers with tourism and involve the wider local community in the development and raising the quality of the “Holiday Home with a Story”. Otherwise, Varaždin pumpkin oil it is the first in Croatia to protect its name and geographical origin. The fact that Varaždin pumpkin seed oil won two gold medals at the prestigious world competition in May this year shows that this is a top product. World Selection in Brussels. The direction of your thinking is clear. Delivery of groceries directly from the plot to the doorstep of tourists – ingenious and so natural, logical and simple. With direct delivery of fresh, organic or organic fruits and vegetables from the market from local family farms, a great continuation of the story would be to encourage development and promotion of family farms that have or will have (targeted county subsidy) space on the doorstep to taste their products or various workshops, as on the example of wine tasting rooms. Thus, family farms would have direct sales on the doorstep, generate additional content and generate additional income, all through direct communication with guests via Varaždinske kištrice. By the way, Varaždin County has seven products that are already under one of the forms of protection in the European Union and / or in Croatia. In addition to Varaždin pumpkin oil, these are: Varaždin cabbage, Zagorje turkey, Zagorje mills, Varaždin klipič, Zagorje štruklji and Zagorje acacia honey. Authentic products which tourists want to taste and experience, and with which it is imperative to make a complete tourist story. It is the added value of tourism. This is certainly a step further in involving small farmers in tourism and responding to the needs of modern guests “Eat local, healthy and homemade“On vacation or travel it becomes more and more important. Namely, the Tourist Board of Varaždin County has provided a free “Varaždinska kištrica” ​​for all holders of the “Holiday Homes with a Story” standard, which currently contains Varaždin pumpkin oil, gingerbread, honey, buckwheat flour mills, lavender and eco-cosmetics, and tourist brochures. with all relevant information.  After the City Market of Varaždin started the delivery of groceries to the homes of the citizens of Varaždin, now the possibility of direct delivery of groceries from the market is available for all guests of the “Holiday house with a story”. The number of holders of the “Holiday Home with a Story” quality label has climbed to 45 houses with a total of 220 beds. Photo: Varaždin pumpkin oil associationlast_img read more