Keynote Selected For September Radically Rural Summit

  Sherri Powell is a proud native of rural Alamo, Georgia – the county seat of Wheeler, which currently ranks as the third poorest county in the United States of America. Sherri has been a long-time advocate for sustainable rural economic development policies and initiatives. Sherri currently serves as the Founder & Executive Director of Read more…


Radically Rural: Tech Education Rebuilding Rural Economies from Within

** This article was originally published for the Daily Yonder by Caroline Tremblay Two programs from Kansas and Mississippi lead the way in providing technical training and tools for young rural entrepreneurs. There are two beliefs entrepreneurship expert Jim Correll will cite immediately if asked. The first is that there should be a maker space in Read more…


Meet Julianna, Our New Radically Rural Director!

This month we welcomed Julianna Dodson to the Radically Rural team as our new director! Julianna moved to New Hampshire four years ago and resides in Spofford with her husband, three young children, & dog.  She has been primarily in the financial services industry (which according to her is a lot more vibrant and dynamic Read more…


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…


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