By Edited by Betsy H. Newman | September 7, 2011

Rural Connections September 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 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.
IN THIS ISSUE: The New Natural Resource Economy; Developing Value-Added Farm and Ranch Resources; Keeping it Local; Creating Value for Place-Based Businesses; Sustainable Rural Development; Connecting Small Communities on Montana's Hi Line; Rebuilding the Grain Chain; The Small Business Impact of Telecommunications Policy Restrictions in Rural States; The Digital Economy in the Western U.S.; and Small Community Gets Big Broadband.