Posted: September 20, 2021

The four Regional Rural Development Centers invite professionals working on issues of community, economic, and workforce development to participate in a national survey. The survey is the first phase of a listening sessions process aimed at identifying key priorities and critical investments for rural communities' recovery and growth. The process is being implemented by the RRDCs with support from the Extension Foundation through the New Technologies for Agricultural Extension accelerator program.

Chart answering key questions about the survey. Links to PDF

We ask that all surveys be completed and submitted no later than October 6, 2021. Timely completion will ensure that responses inform a preliminary report that will be shared by the RRDCs with USDA NIFA and other federal partners as stakeholder feedback.

To learn more about the survey, read the invitation letter here (PDF) or download the FAQs here (PDF)