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  • Posted by Lance Morgan on July 20, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Lance Morgan, member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and President/CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., speaks on the efforts for economic development in rural communities and opening job opportunities for tribal members.



  • Posted by Philip Johnson Haynie, III on July 20, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    P.J. Haynie III, a member of the USDA's Plant Variety Protection Act Board and Agricultural Advisory Council in Virginia, recounts his experiences at the Champions of Change roundtable and relates it to his participation with the National Black Growers Council.



  • Posted by Everett Dobrinski on July 20, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Everett Dobrinski, a board chairman of CoBank, supports cooperatives as ways for farmers to work together on supply and marketing, rural communication, and financial needs to compete in a global economy.



  • Posted by Rick Huszagh and Crista Carrell on July 19, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Rick Huszagh and Crista Carrell, founders of Down to Earth Energy, explain how it is crucial to address the needs of rural America and stay competitive in the global market by inventing and implementing clean technologies.



  • Posted by Linda J. Barnes on July 19, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Linda Barnes, Ph.D., founder of the first associate degree program in sustainable agriculture in the Midwest, emphasizes preparing new farmers to grow and market diverse crops locally, especially in a changing world of food and farming.



  • Posted by Roland Arriola on July 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Roland Arriola, founder and president of the Texas Valley Communities Foundation, applauds increased broadband access as a key input for rural economic development in communities.



  • Posted by Melody Barnes on July 18, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Melody Barnes, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, reflects on the Champions of Change roundtable with Rural Americans, which includes farmers, ranchers, local educators, and small business owners improving their communities through innovative actions.



  • Posted by Secretary Tom Vilsack on July 5, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack meets with business leaders from across Colorado at a White House Business Council roundtable in Denver to discuss innovative ideas to help create jobs.



  • Posted by Kimberly Teehee on July 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    While rural communities face challenges, they also present economic potential. The Council will address these challenges, build on the Administration’s rural economic strategy, and improve the implementation of that strategy.



  • Posted by Secretary Hilda Solis on June 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    The Obama Administration continues its commitment to the safety, education, and fair standards and of the mining industry and its workers.