Friday, October 08, 2021

Quick hits: Future of farm shows; ghost towns sold; defining rurality; doulas increasingly popular in rural pregnancies

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work that should be shared on The Rural Blog, email

Farming experts have a web discussion on YouTube about the future of farm shows, what needs to change, and what needs to be preserved. Read more here.

What happens when a town is abandoned? Sometimes real-estate agents sell the whole thing as a ghost-town package. Read more here.

A Daily Yonder piece discusses why it's so difficult to define rurality, and lays out the most common definitions of "rural," who uses them, and why. Read more here.

Rural residents often have less access to childbirth services, but a specialized health-care worker called a doula is becoming increasingly popular in rural communities to help provide support to mother and child during pregnancy and after birth. Read more here.

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