Helping Rural Communities Help Themselves

The four RRDCs are located at Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, Penn State University, and Utah State University. Through a guided process, more than 400 counties in 38 states have discovered new ways to work together to grow their economies. Stronger Economies Together (SET) is a joint partnership between NIFA, USDA’S Rural Development, the RRDCs, and the Cooperative Extension System that brings together regions of three or more neighboring rural counties to identify their collective economic strengths, develop an action plan, and build on those assets to find a competitive edge for economic growth.

Utah Pools Resources to Save Water

Utah was the second driest state in the nation in 2015, yet was among the top per capita users of water. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2017 Annual Report.

Enhancing Climate Resiliency and Agriculture on American Indian Land

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), with support from a $1.5 million AFRI grant, is leading a team of researchers and extension professions who are working with tribal communities Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico to develop and implement reservation-wide plans, policies, and practices to support sustainable agriculture and water management. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2016 Annual Report.