Radically Rural: Co-ops – a Key to Rural Resiliency

** This article was originally published for the Daily Yonder Rural activists believe cooperatives remain highly underutilized, while repeatedly proving they are successful. Better support for co-ops could mean quicker and more sustained economic recovery for rural America. As rural communities grapple with plans for economic recovery in the Covid-era, one solution is popping up frequently—co-ops. Read more…


Radically Rural: Art as an Amplifier for Community Connection

** This article was originally published for the Daily Yonder Artists and art collectives help small towns with creative problem-solving during the pandemic. While the saying goes, “Life is not a dress rehearsal,” the arts provide a place to play out possible scenarios for real life. “The arts are operating very much that way right now,” Read more…


Radically Rural Goes Remote

Due to COVID-19, Popular Yearly Conference Pivots to Virtual BY SENTINEL STAFF The struggles facing communities dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on personal lives, jobs and businesses are well documented. With this in mind, the organizers of Radically Rural, the summit that showcases ideas of importance to small cities and towns, will stage its Read more…


Rural America’s ‘New Normal’

Small Businesses Hard Hit: But Out of Every Crisis Comes Innovation BY NICOLE S. COLSON Translating cutting-edge, highly-technical ideas to the world from a rural landscape seems ironic. Yet that kind of entrepreneurship is exactly what’s possible in New Hampshire and Vermont, what’s continuing to develop here, and now what’s needed living in the “new Read more…


Empowering Community Through Arts and Humanities

The arts offer a means to empower individuals and communities to overcome ingrained attitudes that create social and economic injustice, according to Anthony Poore, executive director of New Hampshire Humanities. Read the full story!


Big R, little r

Necessity, indeed, is the mother of invention.  Rural communities have been on the receiving end of growing income inequality for decades now, but the Great Recession and the years following it only heightened this growing disparity.  What had been a slow, painful decline, all of a sudden was seen in sharp relief when our urban Read more…


Radically Rural: Bootstrapping Rural Covid-19 Reopening

** This article was originally published for the Daily Yonder John Molinaro urges rural communities to ‘take what we have to make what we need,’ advising how to financially support local businesses during the coronavirus epidemic and the reopening efforts. If you have been following Small Business Administration’s (SBA) releases, I am sure you noticed Read more…


Keynotes: Hit the Ground Running

John Molinaro and Becky McCray will be speaking at the 2020 Radically Rural Summit organized by the Keene Sentinel and the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship. This September’s summit will address questions and spark ideas on how to hit the ground running as we emerge from a greatly changed economy. Molinaro has a wealth of Read more…


Radically Rural: Keeping Rural Businesses Open Across Generations

** This article was originally published for the Daily Yonder Selling a company to its employees could be a way to preserve small town and rural businesses with generations of tradition behind them. Rob Brown from Business Ownership Solutions has some advice on how to do it. Founded in 1864 and in its fifth generation of Read more…



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