Table 4. Participant livelihood identity.


Livelihood identities Number of participants
Public sector 14
Private sector—agricultural 29
Private sector—nonagricultural§ 12
Community organizations| 13
Education community 17
Citizens at large# 15
Total 90

The public sector includes elected officials, other government-based planners and policy makers, and government agency personnel.
The agricultural private sector includes producers, ranchers, and business people owning or working for private companies related to agricultural production.
§The nonagricultural private sector includes entrepreneurs and business people whose work is not based on agricultural production.
|Community organizations includes people working at regional or local nonprofit organizations.
The education community includes researchers, teachers, and administrators working in Palouse area schools or universities such as the University of Idaho or Washington State University.
#Citizens at large include retirees and stay-at-home parents.