Rural Cooperative Development Centers

Cooperatives June 26, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

As of June 2012, nearly 40 Rural Cooperative Development Centers (RCDCs) were located in 26 states. The first centers were funded by the USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program in 2009.

This webpage provides several types of information about the RCDCs:

  • Map of U.S. Rural Cooperative Development Centers - This link graphically displays the location of each center, its website and the name of the center director.

  • Name and Website URL of U.S. Rural Cooperative Development Centers - This link lists the development centers and their website URL.

  • U.S. Rural Cooperative Development Centers Funded in FY2011 - This link lists those centers receiving Rural Cooperative Development Grant funding in FY2011.

Note: An Excel spreadsheet providing current RCDCs, centers funded in FY2011 and centers funded in FY2009 is attached at the bottom of the page and can be downloaded as a PDF document.


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.