Rural Roundtables

In 2009 the WRDC conducted a series of rural roundtables seeking the input from the region about the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing our communities. This information was used to develop the WRDC's five-year strategic plan.

Click here to read the WRDC's Strategic Plan

What emerged from the roundtables
Three priority areas emerged from the roundtables. They are:

  1. Enhance human capacity through people-based rural development
  2. Create Vibrant rural economies through place-based rural development
  3. Promote sustainable natural resource development

Roundtable Summaries
Read a summary of each roundtable by clicking on the individual state names below.

Special thanks to the Farm Foundation for their support, and to Cooperative Extension within each state for their assistance coordinating the roundtables.