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The Rural Business Show

Episode 46: Impact of The Farm Bill

Kalee Olson is a policy associate for the Center for Rural Affairs and joins Ben Rowley in this episode of the Rural Business Show to discuss some of the Center’s top priorities for the 2023 farm bill and how it will impact rural … [Listen...]

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Center for Rural Affairs – “… a leading force engaging people to build a better rural future.”

Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement – “A generator and source of knowledge about new-media marketing for rural and agriculture-based businesses and organizations.

Center on Rural Innovation – “The Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) uses progressive public, private, and philanthropic partnerships and strategies to achieve sustainable economic success in rural America.”

Connected Nation – Develops and provides “the tools, resources, and methods that help states and communities create and implement solutions to their broadband and digital technology gaps.”

The Daily Yonder – “Provides news, commentary, and analysis about and for rural America.”

LISC – Aims “to invest more than $3 billion to catalyze opportunity for residents and communities.”

National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC) – Fights “for better housing and community facilities for low-income rural families.”

Orton Family Foundation – “… focused on building stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant small cities and towns across America.”

RCAC – “… provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions.”

Rethinking Rural – “…a national network of millennials dedicated to creating resiliently vibrant communities.”

Small Business Administration (SBA) – Helps “small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream.”

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development – “… committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.”

This directory is open to non-profit organizations serving rural businesses on a national scale. If you would like your organization to be included here, please contact us.