ERIC Number: ED318589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-18
Reference Count: N/A
Mid-America and Its Future: 1989. Proceedings of a Four-State Economic Development Conference (13th, Shenandoah, Iowa, April 18, 1989).
Kobberdahl, Wayne, Comp.
This volume contains summaries of presentations and excerpts from workshops at a conference organized by the Cooperative Extension Services of Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. The conference brought together community officials and leaders from the four-state area to share experiences and gain new ideas about community development. Topics included: (1) the history of rural development since the establishment of the Cooperative Extension Service system in 1914; (2) a profile of the "futurist"--a person with the attitudes needed to properly plan for the future; (3) community development through the social action process; (4) water quality, risk assessment, and groundwater protection; (5) community revitalization and successful tourism projects in Hamilton, Missouri, Brownsville, Nebraska, Westmoreland, Kansas, Knox County, Nebraska, and Denver, Missouri; (6) Tomorrow's Leaders Today--leadership training in clusters of rural Iowa communities; (7) solid waste management and education in rural communities, toxic waste cleanup, and development of landfill regulations; (8) development of a small-scale venture capital fund; (9) starting home-grown businesses in small towns; and (10) preschool, child care, and adult day-care programs in nursing home facilities. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa; Kansas; Missouri; Nebraska