Information, Inspiration, and Ideas for a Sustainable Rural Future
Promoting the Entrepreneurial Community Spirit
NARFI Communities of Practice
Share the Knowledge, Share the Experience
Competitive farms are increasingly among the most sophisticated users of computer and sensory technologies. Computer and Internet technologies open up a wide range of new possibilities for learning and for practical applications. Every rural community will need to initiate multiple approaches for keeping abreast of 21st century trends in rural development efforts.
The NARFI Communities of Practice program will stimulate the creation of grassroots-based special interest groups in rural communities and will facilitate communication and develop local expertise in emerging knowledge areas essential to future rural economic sustainability.
Each Community of Practice will:
Community of Practice subject matter experts identified as innovative thinkers from the northcentral Hi-Line region, the state of Montana and North America will form the core of a Community of Practice (CoP) for major areas of rural future concerns. These would include economic development, community development, education, out-migration, agriculture, digital-divide, health, housing, cultural preservation, environmental preservation, energy, and more.
Core CoP team members will develop a network of local, regional, state, national, and continental stakeholders:
Communities of Practice
Ther current NARFI Communities of Practice are: