Community Development



The future of Wyoming communities depends on the economic diversity and sustainability of its business climate and its people. With its roots in agriculture and rural life, UW CES is qualified and positioned to help the state and its independent and industrious citizens chart a bright future. Individuals and families are the foundations of strong communities, and, in turn, strong communities strengthen individuals and families.

To encourage the development and well-being of the state’s towns and rural households through relevant, integrated educational and resource management programs, the Community Development Education initiative seeks to:
  • Focus on community issues using a multidisciplinary educational approach;
  • Provide decision-makers and enterprises with the expertise to make better economic decisions, diversify economic activities, manage resources, and develop effective financial plans; and
  • Increase Wyoming residents’ knowledge and understanding of consumer and household economic issues by offering educational programs that highlight lifelong financial management and decision-making skills.

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Legal Notice

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Glen Whipple, Director, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071.

Persons seeking admission, employment, or access to programs of the University of Wyoming shall be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.