With the digital age in full swing, helping rural communities transition to, plan for, and prosper in digitally minded ways is critical. This article describes an innovative outreach process that relies on asset-based community development and the intelligent community concept. More importantly, the process relies heavily on Extension personnel and resources. This outreach process consists of four steps and is community driven. Results indicate that Extension programs and resources have helped small, rural communities begin this important transition.
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Gallardo, R., Collins, A., & North, E. G. (2018). Community Development in the Digital Age: Role of Extension. The Journal of Extension, 56(4), Article 26. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.56.04.26