Information, Inspiration, and Ideas for a Sustainable Rural Future

Promoting the Entrepreneurial Community Spirit

Sponsors and Partners of NARFI

Through Collaboration All Things Are Possible

Montana State University - Northern

Campus view of Montana State University Northern (photo copyright MSU-N)Montana State University-Northern (MSU-N) is the most rurally located four-year university in the lower 48 United States. This makes MSU-N an ideal sponsoring host of the North American Rural Futures Institute.

The faculty of MSU-N's College of Education, College of Technology, and College of Arts and Sciences will create teams to develop an interdisciplinary 21st Century context in which to consider the challenges and opportunities of rural life.


Visit Sohodojo and the Center for Open Source Collaboration TechnologiesSohodojo is a 501(C)(3) non-profit applied R&D lab with an education and research agenda dedicated to the exploration and development of innovative "Small Is Good" business models and their associated software technologies supporting solo and family-based entrepreneurs in rural and distressed urban communities seeking sustainable futures.

Sohodojo enjoys a unique partnership in Havre, Montana, working with the North American Rural Futures Institute at Montana State University Northern. Together, Sohodojo and NARFI are developing education programs to support rural economic and community development with a futures-oriented perspective.