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In this issue of Rural Connections, authors discuss remote work for rural development, intimate partner violence, adaptable homes for the aging, the Virtual Rainbow Summit, braceros and their contribution to American agriculture, and the RRDCs stakeholder
Rural Connections Spring/Summer 2022

Rural Connections Spring/Summer 2022

In this issue of Rural Connections, authors discuss remote work for rural development, intimate partner violence, adaptable homes for the aging, the Virtual Rainbow Summit, braceros and their contribution to American agriculture, and the RRDCs stakeholder...

Western Rural Development Center
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The Western Rural Devleopment Center's 2021 Annual Report is now available. It includes details on our initiatives including ASAP, Western Extension Community Development Work Group, National Extension Climate Initiative, and more.
2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

The Western Rural Devleopment Center's 2021 Annual Report is now available. It includes details on our initiatives including ASAP, Western Extension Community Development Work Group, National Extension Climate Initiative, and more.

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Regional Rural Development Centers
Rural Development
Workforce Development
The nation’s four Regional Rural Development Centers (RRDCs) released findings from a national survey of rural development stakeholders.
RRDCs Release Findings from Stakeholder Survey on Priorities and Capacities for Rural Community, Economic, and Workforce Development

RRDCs Release Findings from Stakeholder Survey on Priorities and Capacities for Rural Community, Economic, and Workforce Development

The nation’s four Regional Rural Development Centers (RRDCs) released findings from a national survey of rural development stakeholders.

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This article looks at population growth in the Intermountain West and how an already divided society saw a widening gap between sectors as some businesses, particularly in the service industry, closed while "Zoom Towns" thrived.
Population Growth, Inequality, and the Digital Frontier in the Shadow of the Pandemic in the American West

Population Growth, Inequality, and the Digital Frontier in the Shadow of the Pandemic in the American West

This article looks at population growth in the Intermountain West and how an already divided society saw a widening gap between sectors as some businesses, particularly in the service industry, closed while "Zoom Towns" thrived.

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Using the Policy, Systems, and Environmental Framework to Understand Washington State's Approach
Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Using the Policy, Systems, and Environmental Framework to Understand Washington State's Approach

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The Western Rural Development Center's 2020 Annual Report highlights initiatives and includes a message from Executive Director Don Albrecht.
Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020

The Western Rural Development Center's 2020 Annual Report highlights initiatives and includes a message from Executive Director Don Albrecht.

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locally raised beef
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A survey of Nevada and Utah residents reveals consumers' beef purchases are influenced by place of purchase and convenience, and consumers are willing to pay a premium for locally produced ground beef.
Consumer Preferences for Locally Raised Beef

Consumer Preferences for Locally Raised Beef

A survey of Nevada and Utah residents reveals consumers' beef purchases are influenced by place of purchase and convenience, and consumers are willing to pay a premium for locally produced ground beef.

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The Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Rural Connections includes several articles related to addressing COVID-19 issues in communities along with other articles of interest.
Rural Connections Fall/Winter 2020

Rural Connections Fall/Winter 2020

The Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Rural Connections includes several articles related to addressing COVID-19 issues in communities along with other articles of interest.

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ASAP
An analysis of the ASAP Community Goals Surveys wherein residents were asked their opinions regarding economic growth and its potential tradeoffs with environmental goals.
ASAP Research Series: Balancing environmental and economic priorities in rural western U.S. communities

ASAP Research Series: Balancing environmental and economic priorities in rural western U.S. communities

An analysis of the ASAP Community Goals Surveys wherein residents were asked their opinions regarding economic growth and its potential tradeoffs with environmental goals.

Economic Development
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community development
Carbon County Utah
Emery County Utah
ASAP
Utah
News
Area Sector Analysis Process
Western Rural Development Center
Carbon and Emery Counties in Utah collaborated with the Western Rural Development Center to bring an economic development tool to their community: the Area Sector Analysis Process.
Strengthening Rural Utah Economies | Western Rural Development Center

Strengthening Rural Utah Economies

Carbon and Emery Counties in Utah collaborated with the Western Rural Development Center to bring an economic development tool to their community: the Area Sector Analysis Process.

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Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today announced that USDA is seeking feedback to launch a new program to help create high-wage jobs in rural communities and strengthen regional economies.
USDA Seeks Feedback on High-Wage Rural Jobs

USDA Seeks Feedback on High-Wage Rural Jobs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today announced that USDA is seeking feedback to launch a new program to help create high-wage jobs in rural communities and strengthen regional economies.

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covid-19
CDC
About 46 million Americans live in rural areas, which face distinctive challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC Launches Rural COVID-19 Web Page

CDC Launches Rural COVID-19 Web Page

About 46 million Americans live in rural areas, which face distinctive challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Economic Development
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rural community
rural online initiative
The Western Rural Development Center's COVID-19 Series continues with this publication looking at the positive alternatives of living in rural areas.
COVID-19 Series: Rural America Offers Positive Alternatives in Light of COVID-19

COVID-19 Series: Rural America Offers Positive Alternatives in Light of COVID-19

The Western Rural Development Center's COVID-19 Series continues with this publication looking at the positive alternatives of living in rural areas.

WRDC
COVID-19 News
News
covid-19
Rural Economy
The Western Rural Development Center's COVID-19 Series continues with this latest publication showing those U.S. counties potentially more threatened by economic downturn related to the employment industries hardest hit by the pandemic within their county
COVID-19 Series: Vulnerable Industries and Employment in U.S. Counties

COVID-19 Series: Vulnerable Industries and Employment in U.S. Counties

The Western Rural Development Center's COVID-19 Series continues with this latest publication showing those U.S. counties potentially more threatened by economic downturn related to the employment industries hardest hit by the pandemic within their county...

Economic Development
Rural Development
News
Area Sector Analysis Process
WRDC
ASAP
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the technical framework and components of the ASAP model.
ASAP Technical Documentation

ASAP Technical Documentation

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the technical framework and components of the ASAP model.

WRDC
News
COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief includes tools and resources for rural communities to manage the impacts of natural disasters.
COVID-19 Series: Tools and Resources for Rural Communities

COVID-19 Series: Tools and Resources for Rural Communities

COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief includes tools and resources for rural communities to manage the impacts of natural disasters.

WRDC
News
COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief looks at the current pandemic that the nation and world are experiencing is a new natural and/or man-made disaster on community economic and social resilience that comes with
COVID-19 Series: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Recovery

COVID-19 Series: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Recovery

COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief looks at the current pandemic that the nation and world are experiencing is a new natural and/or man-made disaster on community economic and social resilience that comes with...

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The Western Rural Development Center's 2019 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019

The Western Rural Development Center's 2019 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

WRDC
News
COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief breaks down the CARES Act and provides information for eligibility of various funding elements.
COVID-19 Series: A Practical Guide to the CARES Act

COVID-19 Series: A Practical Guide to the CARES Act

COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief breaks down the CARES Act and provides information for eligibility of various funding elements.

News
WRDC
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Spring/Summer 2019

Rural Connections Spring/Summer 2019

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

News
WRDC
The Western Rural Development Center's 2018 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

The Western Rural Development Center's 2018 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

News
WRDC
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Fall 2018

Rural Connections Fall 2018

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

News
WRDC
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Spring/Summer 2018

Rural Connections Spring/Summer 2018

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

News
WRDC
The Western Rural Development Center's 2017 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2017

The Western Rural Development Center's 2017 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

News
WRDC
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Fall 2017

Rural Connections Fall 2017

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

WRDC
News
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Spring 2017

Rural Connections Spring 2017

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

News
WRDC
The Western Rural Development Center's 2016 Annual Report includes highlights of the Center's work during the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

The Western Rural Development Center's 2016 Annual Report includes highlights of the Center's work during the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

WRDC
News
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Fall 2016

Rural Connections Fall 2016

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

WRDC
News
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Spring 2016

Rural Connections Spring 2016

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

WRDC
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The Western Rural Development Center's 2015 Annual Report includes highlights of the Center's work during the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2015

The Western Rural Development Center's 2015 Annual Report includes highlights of the Center's work during the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

WRDC
News
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Fall 2015

Rural Connections Fall 2015

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

WRDC
News
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections June 2015

Rural Connections June 2015

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

WRDC
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The Western Rural Development Center's 2014 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2014

The Western Rural Development Center's 2014 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

News
WRDC
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections May 2014

Rural Connections May 2014

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

News
WRDC
The Western Rural Development Center's 2014 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2013

The Western Rural Development Center's 2014 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

News
WRDC
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections November 2013

Rural Connections November 2013

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

News
WRDC
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections June 2013

Rural Connections June 2013

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

News
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The Western Rural Development Center's 2012 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2012

The Western Rural Development Center's 2012 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

WRDC
News
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections January 2013

Rural Connections January 2013

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

WRDC
News
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections May 2012

Rural Connections May 2012

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

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WRDC
The Western Rural Development Center's 2011 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2011

The Western Rural Development Center's 2011 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

WRDC
News
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections September 2001

Rural Connections September 2001

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

News
WRDC
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections June 2011

Rural Connections June 2011

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

News
WRDC
The Western Rural Development Center's annual reports include highlights from the Center's work each year. Here you have access to read the reports for 2006 through 2010.
Annual Reports 2006-2010

Annual Reports 2006-2010

The Western Rural Development Center's annual reports include highlights from the Center's work each year. Here you have access to read the reports for 2006 through 2010.

News
WRDC
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Sept. 2010

Rural Connections Sept. 2010

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

News
WRDC
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections May 2010

Rural Connections May 2010

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

WRDC
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Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections November 2009

Rural Connections November 2009

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

WRDC
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Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections April 2009

Rural Connections April 2009

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

WRDC
News
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections November 2008

Rural Connections November 2008

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

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The purpose of the Extension Climate Change Action Items is to leverage the extensive trusted network of Cooperative Extension Service and professionals to dramatically increase climate change literacy and accelerate the implementation of climate mitigati
NECI Climate Action Forum-Action Items

NECI Climate Action Forum-Action Items

The purpose of the Extension Climate Change Action Items is to leverage the extensive trusted network of Cooperative Extension Service and professionals to dramatically increase climate change literacy and accelerate the implementation of climate mitigati...