The WRDC strengthens rural communities by sharing scientific discovery and application of sustainable practices with rural citizens via conferences, trainings, Web 2.0, and publications. The Center aims to help rural communities prosper, thrive economically, and become self-sustaining.
- Enhancing Human Capacity through People-Based Rural Development
- Creating Vibrant Rural Communities through Place-Based Rural Development
- Promoting Sustainable Natural Resource Development
The WRDC is competitively funded by USDA-NIFA and also receives generous support from Utah State University, Utah State University Cooperative Extension, and the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station.