November 1, 2018

In today’s Lincoln Journal Star, Trenton Buhr, senior political science major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, shares his view of the future of rural communities in terms of population and economic development.

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It’s emboldening to see students take their University of Nebraska studies and create an impact in rural communities through RFI Student Serviceship. To read what Trenton has to say will not only give you hope for the future of rural communities, but tangible action.

“Outdated perceptions of what ‘rural’ means continue to make a considerable impact on the human potential of small communities. It is imperative that we begin giving rural communities credit for the amazing things they offer. Without a concerted effort behind this change, economic revitalization will continue to move slowly if at all.”

More about Trenton’s Red Cloud, Neb., serviceship experience »