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.

Extension Sustainability Summit
April 5-7, 2016
Portland, Oregon
Mark you calendars now and plan to join us in Portland, Oregon for the second Extension Sustainability Summit! The 2016 Summit will include sessions focused on these five themes: Climate, Food, Energy, Land, and Water. Keep up to date on Summit happenings from the webpage or in Twitter via #essportland

Community Development Extension Institute
May 22-24, 2016
Snow King Hotel Jackson Hole
Jackson, Wyoming
The WRDC is pleased to present the second Community Development Extension Institute. This year's CDEI is packed with Basic and Advanced Skill-Building Sessions, plus sessions on best practices, and networking breakfasts and lunches, an Opening Social and Resource Fair, and all that Jackson has to offer! Plus, we're offering two half-day workshops on Wednesday, May 25. Visit the webpage for details and follow along in Twitter with #CDEI16