By Edited by Betsy H. Newman | May 17, 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 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: Enhancing Tribal Health and Food Sovereignty; Power of the Fork; Embracing Uncertainty and Building Community; Economic Evaluation of Variable Rate Irrigation Center Pivot Technology; Illicit Drug Abuse in Rural Communities; County Economies 2015; Preparing Youth for Today's Economy; and Hope for the Best and Plan for The Worst: can you age-in-place?