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Posted byon July 22, 2011 at 10:28 AM EDT
Eric Rund, CEO of Green Flame Energy, believes it is important to establish biomass crops in the market, by increasing biomass use in fuel and creating better incentives for farmers to plant them.
Posted byon July 21, 2011 at 7:27 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon July 21, 2011 at 5:57 PM EDT
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 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.