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Posted byon April 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM EDT
Lead by Chairman Harold "Gus" Frank, the Potawatomi Community proves their commitment to protecting Mother Earth and "ensuring that future generations will have access to clean air, water and land," by incorporating renewable and energy-efficient initatives into their daily lives.
Posted byon April 13, 2012 at 9:58 AM EDT
Last year, USDA provided biomass project funding assistance for a total of 52 projects with just over $31 million in grant and loan note guarantees
Posted byon April 12, 2012 at 12:14 PM EDT
The Ray Family Farm, run by Chad and Jodi Ray, is a model for educating, empowering and inspiring young would-be farmers across the country. Dedicated to the ideal that our roots are tied to food security and environmental sustainability, the Rays also believe our world needs can be met on a smaller scale with tens of thousands more young farmers around the world.
Posted byon April 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM EDT
Members of the White House Rural Council and agency representatives meet with tribal leaders to discuss Native American food and agriculture.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:15 PM EDT
Rose Garcia, Executive Director of Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation insists her success is because of the support from and efforts of her network -- collectively they have grown into a nationally affiliated organization advocating for families and workers in rural America.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:13 PM EDT
Rising to the occassion -- Melinda Wiggins has done just that and inspires students that participate in her Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) program to do the same. Addressing immediate problems facing farmworkers, Melinda echoes the ideals of Cesar Chavez -- service, acceptance and respect for life and the environment.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:07 PM EDT
As a lawyer, Rob Williams is welll versed in the art of fighting for justice. As director of the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project he stands in the gap for farmworkers threatened by obstacles to their success and fair treatment.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM EDT
Mary Jo Dudley's passion for elevating the plight of farmworkers started with her own family -- growing up with relatives who worked their own vineyard later translated to her work at Cornell, focused on the lives, struggles and stories of the farmworkers from all over the nation.
Posted byon March 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM EDT
Working Lands for Wildlife is a new effort to focus both conservation dollars and wildlife management expertise on the recovery of wildlife species.
Posted byon March 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM EDT
Roundtable brought together folks from across the country with experience in farming, ranching, conservation, and water quality to share their experience in how to more effectively and efficiently invest resources to improve water quality for rural communities.