The number of rural hospital closures has increased significantly in recent years. This trend is expected to continue, raising questions about the impact the closures will have on access to health care services in rural communities.
Agritourism is the business of establishing farms as travel destinations for educational and recreational purposes. Driven by consumer interest, a growing numbers of farmers across the United States are embracing agritourism to improve their economic sustainability.
Hydrology is the study of the movement, distribution, quantity, and quality of water. Hydrology considers every form of water (liquid, solid and gaseous) and their movement through earth’s surface and atmosphere.
The Community Vitality team can provide customized training for your board. The team can analyze your board’s situation to determine what training might be appropriate to meet their specific development needs to help it effectively meet its goals and overcome its challenges.
This economic development strategy targets specific industries in your community. The Community Vitality team can analyze a county, community, or economic development organization’s situation and determine what training might be appropriate to meet their specific development needs.
This training helps employers and employees establish and improve customer relationships to grow your business and strengthen your organization.
Our trained facilitators use participatory strategies to ensure all voices are heard and great ideas are captured at your meeting or event. We bring impartiality, focus on your purpose, and a little humor when needed to make people comfortable.
Our planning process helps organizations set a direction for their future and move forward. We use Appreciative Inquiry to help identify strengths and build on them.
This innovative, research-based leadership program is for those who have a passion and a desire to effect change, stretch their goals, and lead others. We encourage people to step up, and we offer current topics to help potential leaders create a climate that turns challenges into success.
We can help communities develop successful local foods projects such as community gardens, farmers markets, or cooperative marketing. We meet with community leaders to research community needs and potential markets, gather the right people to do the work, and develop strategies to create sustainable projects that provide fresh, local food to your area.