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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.
Posted byon July 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM EDT
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 byon July 18, 2011 at 6:21 PM EDT
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 byon July 5, 2011 at 11:08 AM EDT
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 byon July 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM EDT
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 byon June 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM EDT
The Obama Administration continues its commitment to the safety, education, and fair standards and of the mining industry and its workers.
Posted byon June 15, 2011 at 6:04 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon June 9, 2011 at 11:23 AM EDT
President Obama signs an Executive Order establishing a White House Rural Council, the first entity of its kind established to focus on policy initiatives for Rural Americans.
Posted byon June 3, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT
This week, President Obama traveled to Joplin, Missouri to see the devastation first hand. He finished his week-long trip to Europe in Poland and on Memorial Day, he visited Arlington National Cemetery.
Posted byon June 2, 2011 at 3:57 PM EDT
Sargent Michael MacLeod writes about the efforts of Operation Homelink, a non-profit that provides computers and web cams to the families of deployed soldiers, to provide computer equipment to soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg who were affected by the devasting tornados that hit the region.