rural America

by Patricia LaCaille John, March 2005. Rural Information Center Publication Series; no. 58 2005. Beltsville, MD. Last Modified: March 2010. "This guide serves as a starting point for small communities and concerned individuals to examine the issues and begin to plan feasible programs. It provides web links to full-text information resources available on the different aspects of solid waste disposal: recycling, composting, specific recyclable materials, household hazardous wastes, collection methods, and more."


This resource guide was revised and updated by Patricia LaCaille John December 2004. Rural Information Center Publication Series; no. 62 2004. Beltsville, MD. This document was modified January, 2015. Historic Preservation Resources provides web links to more than fifty full-text "how to" information guides and manuals on general and technical aspects of historic preservation. It includes web links to specialty resources on historic barns, farms, bridges, schools, battlefields, landscapes, lighthouses, interiors, exteriors, preservation techniques, and other facts of historic preservation.


This resource guide was revised and updated by Patricia LaCaille John November 2004. Rural Information Center Publication Series Number 60, Revised Edition. Last Modified: February, 2015 This revision of Promoting Tourism in Rural America covers the major issues in rural tourism including agritourism, cultural/heritage tourism, ecotourism, planning, marketing, economic impact and more. It provides web links to more than fifty full-text "how to" information guides, manuals, and handbooks for assisting local officials, communities, and citizens involved in tourism development and includes a section of resources organizations.


Patricia LaCaille John, March 2005. Rural Information Center Publication Series; no. 65 2005. Beltsville, MD. Last Modified: July, 2013This guide focuses on the challenge facing communities to deliver services, especially housing and health care, to rural retirees.


This resource guide was prepared by Patricia LaCaille John of the Rural Information Center, December 2005. Last Modified February, 2015. This resource guide identifies business information that may be helpful when starting or maintaining a small rural business including links to full-text resources about: issues to consider before starting a business; the how-to-start a business process; and marketing information. It also contains information on funding sources, training opportunities, technical assistance and general business information.


What Information and Funding Resources are Available for Volunteer and Nonprofit Organizations? Prepared by the Rural Information Center, 2006. Rural Information Center Publication Series; no. 64 2006.Beltsville, MD. Last Modified: July, 2013. Resources on how to start a volunteer and/or nonprofit organization, then recruit and manage volunteers are key in establishing and maintaining a successful program that provides a meaningful experience for both the volunteer and the organization.