Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version



Cornhusker Economics (October 30, 2013)


Published by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics. Copyright © [2013] Board of Regents, University of Nebraska.


If the phrase “study circle” has you a bit curious … then keep reading. It may not be what you think. A Community Study Circle Program creates community change through action. It is . . .

Organized by a diverse group of leaders from different parts of the community.

Includes a large number of participants from all walks of life organized in small groups or “circles.”

Uses balanced discussion materials, with a range of viewpoints.

Relies on trained facilitators to run the small-group discussions.

Helps the community connect dialogue to action and change.