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Posted byon July 21, 2011 at 4:12 PM EDT
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 byon July 21, 2011 at 9:04 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon July 21, 2011 at 7:00 AM EDT
Linda Roberson, Town Manager and Finance Director of Zolfo Springs in Florida, discusses the various challenges small rural communities face in strengthening infrastructure.
Posted byon July 20, 2011 at 7:42 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon July 20, 2011 at 6:01 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon July 20, 2011 at 1:41 PM EDT
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 byon July 20, 2011 at 11:13 AM EDT
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 byon July 20, 2011 at 9:45 AM EDT
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 byon July 19, 2011 at 6:46 PM EDT
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 byon July 19, 2011 at 9:59 AM EDT
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.