big rural brainstorm

9:35 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Rural America is fighting for its survival

A small group gets the discussion rolling at the Big Rural Brainstorm in Newton, Kan.
WenDee Rowe LaPlant Kansas Sampler Foundation

The 2010 Census found that the share of people in rural areas over the past decade fell to 16 percent, passing the previous low of 20 percent in 2000. The rural population is aging, and young people are moving away.

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