January 13, 2021
Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide peer-reviewed, research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural development issues in the region. Contributors include researchers, faculty, Extension researchers, specialists and agents, practitioners, and professionals from throughout the West with occasional contributions from outside the region.

Read this latest issue of Rural Connections

In this issue...
Introduction from the WRDC Executive Director Don Albrecht
COVID-19 and Economic Opportunities for Rural America
Rural Utahns during the COVID-19 Pandemic
A Policy, Systems, and Environmental Framework
COVER: Civic Capacity Building in COVID-19 Recovery Planning in Rural America
Race and Ethnicity Relations Dialogue with a Racially Homogenous Audience
The National Extension Climate Initiative

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