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Benjamin Winchester

Research: Ben is currently a Research Fellow for the University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality. He conducts research on two topics that are vital to rural Minnesota. The first is documenting “newcomers” – the influx of 30-49 year old people – to identify the social and economic opportunities of this migration. The second area involves the analysis of rural community leadership, specifically examining the community-wide requirements to “keep the town running” through the public sector. Overall, he works on cultivating connections between institutions of higher education and rural places by involving university faculty, staff, students, and programs in everyday community life.
Title: Research Fellow
Extension Center for Community Vitality

Phone: 320-589-5033
E-mail Address:

Hancock 56244

Member of University of Minnesota Extension

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