Rural Minnesota and a Century of Change
June 10-11, 2003
This symposium will bring together leaders from across Minnesota to examine, describe, and discuss the changes witnessed by small towns in rural Minnesota between 1900 and 2000.
K-12 education personnel; economic development specialists; city and county personnel such as planners, managers and council members; Extension educators; rural development organizations; and citizen action groups.
Topics include population, demography, economics, politics, and change in general. The format of each session will be a presentation of 30 to 45 minutes followed by audience participation for questions and discussion. In each of the sessions the historical analysis will include a look to the future. The final session will bring together speakers from the day to discuss the future research needs of small towns.