The Recreation Resources Center (RRC), University of Wisconsin-Extension provides research based educational programming to individuals and communities, with particular emphasis in the Wisconsin recreation-tourism industry. It originated in 1969 as a demonstration project funded by the Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission (UGLRC) to do for the HRT industry what OW-Extension has been doing for farming and agribusiness for several generations. RRC activities include applied research, workshops, and counseling, information dissemination, networking and back up support for Extension Agents. The budget gradually grew, replacing the UGLRC funding with OW-Extension funding, to 8.0 staff. Budget cuts have reduced its staff to the current 5.0 FTE. Future funding efforts will hopefully increase the FTE count.
Cooper, Rollin B.
"Recreation Resources Center University of Wisconsin-Extension History, Activities, Problems,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 8
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol8/iss1/14