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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Rural Community Prosperity Listening Session

Watch the zoom recording from the Rural Community Prosperity Listening Session on Oct 24 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, NE.

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

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