By Edited by Betsy H. Newman | June 15, 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 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: Already a Lifestyle: How a Rural Nevada Town Used its Natural Assets to Become Sustainable and Successful. Other articles include an introduction by WRDC Director Don Albrecht along with five articles discussing a range of topics including rural housing, climate adaptation planning in Northwest Alaska, an Idaho community’s approach to food insecurity, access to crucial public safety facilities and equipment, and an innovative direct-to-consumer program for rural areas. 

Read Rural Connections Spring/Summer 2018.