What is Community Development?

Community Development in the Cooperative Extension promote increased prosperity and economic security for individuals and families, farmers and ranchers, entrepreneurs, and consumers across the nation. Working together with USDA/NIFA and a host of public and private collaborators, Community Development Extension professionals help people incorporate sound financial management strategies in their daily lives, discover new economic opportunities, develop successful agricultural and non-agricultural enterprises, take advantage of new and consumer-driven markets at both the local and international levels, and understand the implications of public policy on these and other activities.

Definitions of Community Development