Pondering RA’s Future: Organized Prescience in a Disruptive Milieu

This presentation touches base on three “visions” which is hoped to frame our future. It also explores the changing context for Rural Action’s mission and vision based on current rural trends. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Rural Action’s 22nd Annual Meeting Lake Hope Lodge in Mac …

Rural America, Urban America, or E Pluribus Unum?

As we all know, rural America is an amazingly diverse and dynamic place, and far from homoge-nous, in almost all ways. As the old saw goes, “Once you have seen one rural community, you have, indeed, seen just one rural community!” While this stereotyping is unfortunate, rural America has a far deeper challenge, which became …