Rural Culture Elements
Many rural communities squirm when asked, "What does your community have that a visitor would want to see?" The answer (given too often) is, "We don't have anything in this town." The truth is every town has a story to tell and offer visitors but it is sometimes hard to see what is right under your nose.
To help a community see their story, the Kansas Sampler Foundation recommends that they use the eight rural culture elements as a guide. Seeing your community with new eyes can spur a new interest and energy within the town and lead to new ideas and efforts in a manner that will help sustain a town.
The eight elements are: