Posted by Glen and Jacqueline Young on July 22, 2011 at 4:03 PM
Glen and Jacqueline Young, who received aid from the USDA's FSA Emergency loan Program, reflects on how friends and family in the community came together to help them rebuild after a devastating tornado.
Mark Timm, an owner of Colby Creek Stables, recounts the obstacles and triumphs he and his wife encountered when transforming the family business into a self-supporting operation via sustainable and renewable energy.
Posted by Ruth Hambleton on July 21, 2011 at 7:27 PM
Ruth Hambleton, founder of Annie's Project in Illinois, recounts her experience at the Rural Champions of Change roundtable and the importance of providing education, support, and networking resources for farm and ranch women.
Ross Racine, Executive Director of Intertribal Agriculture Council, reviews the history of government recognition of Indian American agriculture, and the need to improve Indian access to rural programs.
Posted by Deborah Kane on July 21, 2011 at 4:12 PM
Deborah Kane, Vice President of Food and Farms at Ecotrust, looks to connecting buyers with regionally grown food as not only a great way to support local farms, but also an economic investment in rural development.
Posted by Jason Frerichs on July 21, 2011 at 9:04 AM
Jason Frerichs, a farmer/rancher, educator, and lawmaker from Wilmot, South Dakota, speaks on the importance of broadband internet access in small towns and a competitive livestock industry to maintain producer confidence.
Bruce Ward, founder and senior adviser to Choose Outdoors, honors the rural way of life that helped make this country is what it is today, and how we can instill those characteristics in future generations.
Sue Noble, Executive Director at the Vernon Economic Development Association in Wisconsin, explains that rural communities can help win the future for America by providing infrastructure investment with regional food systems.