Through a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, the Rural Futures Institute mobilizes the diverse resources of the University of Nebraska and its partners to support rural communities and regions in building upon their unique strengths and assets to achieve their desired futures.


The Rural Futures Institute will be an internationally recognized leader for increasing community capacity as well as the confidence of rural people to address their challenges and opportunities, resulting in resilient and sustainable rural futures.

Core values

The core values of an organization can be thought of as those belief systems which form the foundation upon which the work is performed. In an ever-changing world, core values remain constant and represent the basic elements of how an organization goes about its work. The core values for the RFI can be described as:

RFI Story

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