Rural Community Prosperity

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Vibrant and successful rural communities are foundational to the future of rural Nebraska and are important to the success of all Nebraska towns, including urban communities. Rural communities generally are struggling, and many are at risk of chronic and severe decline due to sustained depopulation. We are challenged to not only help add value to rural communities, but to create pathways that allow rural communities to thrive.

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You're InvitedRural Community Prosperity Listening Sessions

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln wants your ideas on how it can best help rural communities position themselves for economic success.

Two regional listening sessions have been scheduled in October to gather Nebraskans' ideas. Both sessions are open to the public, registration is requested.

Click the register button below to attend in person or online, via Zoom.

Register for Listening Session

Events

  • Rural Community Prosperity Listening Sessions

    Oct 24 8:30 am -
    12:00 pm
    Nebraska Innovation Campus – Conference Center –2012 Transformation Drive - Lincoln

Mobilize University of Nebraska resources to substantially strengthen rural community prosperity.

Rural Community Prosperity

Rural Community Prosperity Framework

Building Human Capacity & Community Health People Economic Opportunity & Development Economy Quality of Life & Placemaking Place

Building Block Strategies

Rural Community Leadership and Organizational Development Community Coaching and Capacity Building Analytics Supported Rural Community Development Research and Innovation Evaluation and Documentation

Working Group Members

Mark Balschweid

Mark Balschweid

Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, Rural Futures Institute
Theresa Klein

Theresa Klein

Rural Futures Institute
Don Macke

Don Macke

Nebraska Extension Community Vitality Initiative
Amy Struthers

Amy Struthers

College of Journalism and Mass Communications
Larry VanTassel

Larry VanTassell

Department of Agricultural Economics
Milan Wal

Milan Wall

Heartland Center for Leadership Development
Kim Wilson

Kim Wilson

Nebraska Extension Community Vitality Initiative

Rural Prosperity Comments and Feedback

If you have questions, comments or ideas, we’d love to hear them.