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Episode 1: it's not your grandpa's rural

Ben Winchester

Ben Winchester

We often hear that small, rural communities are disappearing. Ben Winchester, senior research fellow for U of M Extension's Center for Community Vitality, joins us to talk about what is actually happening.

According to Ben's research, rural communities are strong and attracting new people every year. We talk about trends in migration and how the story your community tells can draw in people who are looking for a small town lifestyle.

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