Rural Technology Initiative

Rural Technology Initiative Archive Purpose

The history of the Rural Technology Initiative (RTI), a collaborative outreach program between the University of Washington College of Forest Resources and Washington State University Extension is presented in this Rural Technology Initiative (RTI): A Service and Outreach Program Historical Document by Bruce Lippke, Donald Hanley, and Larry Mason.

The impacts attributed to RTI were substantial resulting in very favorable community support, and provide a lesson on how universities can have major positive impacts in their region.  This historical document, which records some of the major RTI achievements and lessons learned, provides an example model for future efforts.

Learn more about the Rural Technology Institute: www.ruraltech.org