How can we sustain our rural communities? That's the question which will be examined most Thursday and Friday as part of the Rural Issues Conference at SCCC/ATS. The sessions include Estate Planning, Transferring the Family Business to the Next Generation; Retirement Investing; Being a Successful Landlord; Bringing Young Adults Back to Rural Kansas; Career Opportunities Panel; Alternative Energy; Commodity Trends, Profitability, and Outlook; and Rural Transportation, Planning Highway 54 and 83 Upgrade. The keynote speaker is Regent's Professor/Dean and Chief Administrative Officer at New Mexico State's College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Lowell Catlett. For information and to register call Evan Winchester at 417-1353.