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 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 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 Ivye L. Allen on June 15, 2011 at 6:04 PM
Ivye L. Allen, President/CEO of the Foundation for the Mid South, stresses the need to invest in people and strategies that promote racial, social, and economic equity in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.