Community Development



Rural Wealth Creation and Livelihoods Conference: A National Conference and Conversation

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Mon., October 3, 2011 - Wed., October 5, 2011
8 a.m.

Washington DC Hotel, Washington, D.C.



A host of local, regional and state action and research initiatives across the country are exploring how innovative approaches and strategies can generate wealth that sticks in rural areas. The USDA Economic Research Service and Ford Foundation will convene this three-day conference to cultivate a shared understanding, and to begin developing a practical results-relevant dialog and community of practice focused on rural wealth creation and livelihoods.

The conference aims to create a practical and action-focused conversation that produces insights, information and action ideas useful to everyone who attends.



Rural practitioners, researchers and policymakers – along with a selection of intermediaries and funders who assist them.



Call for Participation



Deadline: May 15, 2011

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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