Department of Rural Sociology
This material is directed primarily to the large number of people engaged in Rural Development activities in the eleven western counties of South Dakota. It provides information to help local governments and concerned individuals better understand the objectives, functions and kinds of professional and technical services being provided by Federal government agencies, multicounty agencies and organizations working in rural development.
Local leaders involved in developmental projects should be encouraged to make use of the programs of government and non-government organizations that can make worthwhile contributions to achieve local goals.
The involvement of local people is basic to rural development. Local leadership must be motivated to evaluate local situations and determine what they wish accomplished.
The government agencies and rural development groups in the eleven western counties of South Dakota have a responsibility to encourage local leadership, to offer sound counsel and make available each individual agency's capabilities at the proper time and in an appropriate manner.
Each agency and organization discussed in this material has been given the opportunity to review their section.
Western South Dakota rural development groups
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Bateman, A. J., "Functions of Selected Agencies and Organizations Contributing to Rural Development in Western South Dakota" (1974). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 632.