Registration Now Open for the 2014 Environmental Summit

This year the summit includes three tracks: Greening Our Community, Arts on the Prairie Landscape: Main Streets and Country Roads, and a track focused on continuing education for high school teachers. This event is open and free to the public.

IIRA's Business Succession and Transition Planning Workshop Set for Oct. 21

This workshop will address succession and transition-planning issues encountered by all types of family and closely held businesses, regardless of whether they are in the manufacturing sector.

Sustainability Brownbaggers

Conversations for the Natural and Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Business

Community Supported Agriculture CSA Survey

If you own a Community Supported Agriculture operation, please fill out our survey.

Export Behavior of Firms in Illinois Descriptions and Normative Prescriptions

New Policy Brief by Adee Athiyaman, Timothy Collins, and Chris Merrett

The Cooperative Business Model as an Economic Development Tool Lessons from Nebraska

New Rural Research Report by Jim Crandall

Economic Impacts of the 2008 Mississippi River Flooding in Southeast Iowa and West-central Illinois

New report exploring flood-induced economic losses in six counties in southeastern Iowa and west central Illinois.

Cross Currents - Artists Plus Manufacturers Strengthening Place

New Rural Research Report by Jean P. Greer and Janet Kagan

Is a Kitchen Incubator Right for Your Region

New Rural Reseach Report by Mary Lou Surgi

Connecting Community Assets with Market Demand for Lasting Livelihoods

New Rural Research Report by Melissa Levy and Barbara Wyckoff

Newest Publications

Coming Events

Prairie Lands Environmental Summit 2014

This year’s event is designed to celebrate Campus Sustainability Day, showcase rural community development practices, and provide continuing education credits to teachers.

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