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 Resort
Jackson, Wyoming
The WRDC is pleased to present the second Community Development Extension Institute. The planning committee is busy preparing another crowd pleaser and details will be available soon. In the meantime, we want to hear from you what you want offered at CDEI 2016. Give us your feedback now! And follow along in Twitter with #CDEI16.