The Western Rural Development Center is a regional catalyst for building capacity in the West. The Center works closely with its partners and stakeholders to develop valuable educational programming to build the capacity of the West's Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research faculty, educators, and specialists by developing trainings that are relevant to the issues facing rural communities in the Western U.S.

COMING IN 2015 - Extension Sustainability Summit

In 2013 the Western Rural Development Center offered its first-ever Extension Sustainability Summit and based on participant feedback, it will be offered every other year. We are pleased to let you know that the 2013 conference chairperson, Roslynn Brain (Utah State University Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist), has once again agreed to head up the Summit. We are currently assembling the planning committee and will share details in the coming months. In the meantime, take a look back at the 2013 Summit.