Innovative Partnerships & Regional Development

The Veden Center for Rural Development is a think tank dedicated to creating prosperity through innovative partnerships and development of opportunities for the region.  Ongoing work includes thought leadership with a focus on rural America post COVID-19, bridging urban and rural business opportunities, incubation and acceleration services for veterans, new Americans and economically disadvantaged populations and creating new pathways for student success following their higher education experience. 


Veden Center for Rural Development
University of Minnesota Crookston
2900 University Ave., Crookston, MN 56716
(218) 281-8256


Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, CST

    Mitchell Berg
    Associate Dir. of Veden Center
    Picture of Courtney Bergman
    Lecturer, Veden Fellow
    Picture of James Leiman
    Veden Fellow
    Picture of Rachel Lundbohm
    Assistant Professor, Veden Fellow

    Dept News

    The University of Minnesota Crookston, Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce, and Veden Center are hosting a “Build Your Brand” event for small businesses January 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Irishman’s Shanty. UMN Crookston marketing lecturer Courtney Bergman will lead the session.

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