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Oban Named USDA State Director of Rural Development | The mighty 790 KFGO

Erin Hill Oban WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden today named several people to fill key regional leadership positions, including Erin Oban as USDA North Dakota’s State Director of Rural Development. A White House press release said the appointees will be essential to the president’s efforts to rebuild communities hardest hit …

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Comcast Invests $1 Million to Bring Broadband to Rural Community of Biola, California in Fresno County

Comcast Opens Three New Elevator Zones Offering Free Wi-Fi, Donates More Than $100,000 and 250 Free Laptops to Boost Digital Equity in the Region Livermore, CA –News Direct– Comcast CA Comcast today announced that it has invested $1 million to bring broadband to Biola, California, a rural community in Fresno …

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Ettrick Valley: final touches for £1.9m rural development

A £1.9M rural development is set to breathe new life into rural Ettrick Valley. Work began in Kirkhope, just outside Ettrickbridge, last spring to convert a Victorian corn mill, farmhouse and paddock into family homes and commercial workshops. And the final touches are being completed before the tenants move in …

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Remote work centers in Offaly visited by the Rural Community Network

The Junction, Tullamore Published: Thu 10 March 2022, 15:18 A remote work center in Tullamore was recently visited by the Rural Community Network (RCN). RCN visited business centers and remote work centers within the ConnectedHubs.ie network and spoke to managers who shared their experiences of building and running their successful …

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Public servants participate in the Rural Community Development Initiative – Claiborne Progress

Participants from eight towns in rural eastern Tennessee recently participated in the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI), a joint venture with UT’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) and the UT Naifeh Center for Leadership effective (NCEL). Linda Stilson of New Tazewell was among the attendees. RCDI was made possible by …

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Ministry of Rural Development partners with NIESBUD for village-level entrepreneurship program

NEW DELHI : The Union Department of Rural Development (MoRD) and the National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a sustainable model for promoting rural development. grassroots entrepreneurship by initiating the “start-up village entrepreneurship program” (SVEP). NIESBUD is an …

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SMH Named Among Top 100 Rural Community Hospitals for Seventh Consecutive Year | Local News

SHERIDAN – Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the Nation for 2022 by Chartis Group. This is the seventh consecutive year that SMH has won this honor. Over 800 hospitals were included in the study with the top 100 …

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Save lives from the sky

Morne Mountain Rescue has received £212,000 and Skywatch NI has received £284,000 from the new £2million Covid scheme announced by Minister for Rural Affairs Edwin Poots. The program will help nine of the Northern Ireland Search and Rescue (NISAR) teams, which rescue some 500 people each year, to purchase essential …

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Clinical Skills Educator, work at Rural Community Clinical School with DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Flexible location, based on Deakin’s rural training footprint Part-time (0.3), Continuous Level A $71,348 + 17% superannuation Deakin’s health faculty is recognized in Australia and internationally for its teaching, training, research and service to its communities. Working within the School of Medicine, the Clinical Skills Educator …

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Paul Bunyan Communications Wins Smart Rural Community Showcase Award

Pictured L-R: Tim Hins- PBC Board Director, Dave Shultz- PBC Chief Financial Officer, Bruce Campbell- PBC Board Director, Mark Mattson- PBC Board Director of PBC, Jim Sutton-PBC Board Director, Shirly Bloomfield-NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association President and CEO, Randy Frisk-PBC Board Director, and Gary Johnson, CEO/ CEO of PBC Dallas, Texas …

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Researchers Seeking Feedback on Rural Community Resilience

Rural residents are being asked to share their thoughts on what it takes to be a resilient rural community in a survey that is part of the Rural Community Resilience Project. Residents of Prince George can look back to the wildfires of 2017, when more than 10,000 evacuees took refuge …

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Terengganu wants to emulate Sabah in developing rural community tourism

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s community-based rural tourism (CoBT) approach has caught the attention of industry players in other states. Recently, the Terengganu Tourism Department traveled to the rustic Kiulu countryside of Sabah to find out more. They visited riverside Kampung Lingga, where villagers run the Dapako Hill hiking trail and Camping …

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Poots hails the role of young farmers in the rural community

The Ulster Young Farmers Clubs Annual Agribusiness Conference 2022 was officially opened recently by Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots at the Galgorm Resort and Spa in Ballymena. The conference offered YFCU members and rural youth across Northern Ireland the opportunity to come together to share and learn from industry experts and …

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Farm union concerned about Dyfi beaver projects

MEMBERS of a farmers’ union have raised concerns about plans to reintroduce beavers to the wild along the Dyfi River. Concern over proposals from the North Wales Wildlife Trust to reintroduce beavers to the area brought together a strong contingent of NFU Cymru members at a recent meeting. In early …

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Feature: Rural Community Advantage 30 Minutes

Ann Carruthers, Deputy Chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Council and Director of Environment and Transport at Leicestershire County Council, explains how the 30-minute rural neighborhood can benefit local communities. The 30 Minute Rural Community is a new concept that examines how to tackle inequality through new thinking and collaboration. …

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Feature: The benefit of rural community 30 minutes

Ann Carruthers, Deputy Chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Council and Director of Environment and Transport at Leicestershire County Council, explains how the 30-minute rural neighborhood can benefit local communities. The 30 Minute Rural Community is a new concept that examines how to tackle inequality through new thinking and collaboration. …

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A cheesemonger gives school children a valuable farming lesson

Schoolchildren in AUSTWICK have been given a hands-on lesson in cheese making, courtesy of Andy Swinscoe, owner of The Courtyard Dairy. “It was a great opportunity to give the kids hands-on knowledge about cheese making and farming in general,” Andy said. “Their teacher had told me that as part of …

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Agriculture in Modern Irish Literature: Writers Who Found Fertile Ground

In the scheme of things, the emergence of the family farm in rural Ireland is a relatively recent phenomenon. The land laws of the late 19th and early 20th centuries changed the character of rural communities and the character of people. They allowed tenants to become owners, leading to a …

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Agriculture is the heart of the rural community of NI – Poots

Agriculture is the heart of the rural community of Northern Ireland and action is needed to ensure that it continues to develop and maintain a viable, profitable and environmentally friendly food industry. This was the message of Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots, in his address to the Oxford Agricultural Conference 2022, …

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CAUTION: Police issue warning to rural community after attempted theft in Maple Cross

The Three Rivers Safe Neighborhood team is urging the rural community to be vigilant following the attempted theft of farm equipment in Maple Cross. On the night of Wednesday 29 December to Thursday 30 December around £ 1,000 of damage was caused to a tractor. It is believed that the …

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Police warning rural community of Hertfordshire after £ 1,000 in tractor damage and a series of thefts

Herts Police have issued a warning to the county’s rural community after numerous incidents of theft and attempted theft of farm equipment. On the night of Wednesday, December 29 to Thursday, December 30, it is believed that a group of delinquents traveled to an area of ​​Maple Cross in an …

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Thieves target farm equipment in Three Rivers

About £ 1,000 of damage was caused to a tractor in Maple Cross as thieves attempted to steal equipment from it. Hertfordshire Constabulary said thieves targeted the vehicle on the night of Wednesday 29 December to Thursday 30 December. It is believed that they were attempting to remove the satellite …

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Nuevo drama teacher brings love of theater to rural community – press enterprise

For students in the rural community of Nuevo, including many children of farm workers, the theater has become their home. Credit for the Emerging Theater and Art program goes to drama teacher Cassie Shott-Hammond at Nuview Bridge Early College High School, the only high school in the Nuview Union School …

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Rural Kentucky community of 200 lost 12 in tornado on Friday: NPR

Bremen, Ky., Population 200, was badly affected by Friday’s tornado. At least 12 people were killed. Bremen is just one of many communities struggling with loss and wondering how to recover. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Now in Kentucky, where dozens of people have died after a series of tornadoes swept …

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Ella felt isolated in the suburbs of Melbourne, until a rural community opened its arms

Ella grew up on a quiet street in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Key points: Ella says acts of kindness make rural communities so valuable She used the experiences to help her Melbourne neighbors during the lockdown Experts say diverse friendships are critically important to teens that shape their identity …

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Ayensu Starch Factory to transform rural economy with 5,000 jobs

The rejuvenated Ayensu Starch company is currently undergoing a trial run and is expected to start fully operating from January 2022. The plant will produce 60 metric tonnes of food grade tapioca starch daily at full operational capacity and is expected to create at least 5,000 jobs. Mr Evans Ayim, …

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Rural and community banks want corporate tax cuts

Mr. Mathias Samwine – Chairman of the Board of Directors, RCB Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) have called on the government to cut their corporate tax from 25 to 15 percent to allow them to keep some of their profits to embark on more corporate social responsibility projects in their …

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Cletwr Wins National Award at Rural Community Business Awards

A community-owned shop and cafe, Cletwr, in Cwmni Cletwr, Tre’r Ddol, Powys, Wales, has won a national award for its work in supporting local people while remaining committed to stocking up local products, supporting local farms and producers, reducing waste and minimizing its impact on the environment. Kind-hearted volunteers from …

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St Kevin’s receives £ 11,000 to start pollinator garden program in rural community

ST KEVIN’S College, Lisnaskea has received £ 11,000 as part of a brand new rural community pollinator grant program. The initiative, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and managed by the civic pride campaign “Live Here Love Here” is designed to empower community groups and …

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How a Facebook group injected thousands of dollars into the rural economy

In October 2019, Buy from a bush business was launched as an Instagram hashtag to encourage more people to buy from rural businesses during the horrific drought that rocked parts of Australia. Almost two years later, the tiny hashtag has grown into a huge community with over 340,000 members and …

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How a Facebook group injected millions of dollars into the rural economy

In October 2019, Buy bush was launched as an Instagram hashtag to encourage more people to buy from rural businesses during the horrific drought that rocked parts of Australia. Almost two years later, the tiny hashtag has grown into a huge community with over 340,000 members and has helped rural …

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Fane Valley supports Air Ambulance NI

The charity Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, provides emergency medical helicopter service for Northern Ireland. The service provides emergency medical assistance throughout the province, operating seven days a week for 12 hours a day. It can reach anywhere in Northern Ireland in about …

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Safari hunting companies urged to consider human rights-based rural development

Emmanuel KoroGone are the days of seasonally focused employment of a handful of locals and distributing a few pieces of protein-rich game meat. This development approach is unfair to African hunting communities who suffer from the socio-economic costs of coexistence with wildlife. They deserve ongoing investments and life changing benefits …

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The Ministry of Rural Development launches the 2021-2025 digitalization strategic plan

PUTRAJAYA (November 24): The 2021-2025 Digitization Strategic Plan (PSP) of the Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) was launched on Wednesday November 24 for the implementation of information and communication technologies initiatives. communication (ICT) for rural communities, involving an allocation of 28 million ringgit. Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid …

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“Rural / community banks need more support to stimulate local development”

ARB Apex Bank Acting Managing Director Mr. Alex Kwasi Awuah called on rural communities to pay more attention to the activities of Rural and Community Banks (RCBs). He said that the impact of the BCRs on rural development has been significant and therefore it is important that community members give …

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Akeredolu reaffirms its commitment to rural and community transformation

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State reiterated his administration’s determination to continue to demonstrate outstanding commitment to rural people to transform rural communities in the state. Akeredolu who declared it at the 37th Annual General Meeting / Conference of the National Association of Social Workers (NASOW) which bestowed on him …

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USDA invests over $ 1 million in rural community infrastructure to improve Missouri Ozark Radio News

Projects will benefit over 25,000 people in rural Missouri WILLARD, MO, November 19, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDAMissouri Acting State Director of Rural Development Dr. Clark Thomas announced that $ 1,116,490 is being invested in nine statewide projects to improve essential community services and infrastructure in Missouri …

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PEDi empowers small entrepreneurs, improves socio-economic status of rural community – PM

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob attends the soft launch of Keluarga Malaysia at the Angkasapuri Auditorium in Kuala Lumpur on October 8, 2021. – Photo Malay Mail BERA (November 21): The establishment of the Digital Economy Centers (PEDi) of Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian family) can help create and empower …

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PM: PEDi empowers small entrepreneurs and improves the socio-economic status of the rural community

BERA (November 21): The establishment of the Digital Economy Centers (PEDi) of Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian family) can help create and empower small entrepreneurs towards innovative and competitive digitization and improve socio-economic status of the population, especially the rural community, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Ismail Sabri added …

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Startup Mantra: AgriVijay re-exploits the eco-revolution in India

AgriVijay, a Pune-based agrotech startup founded by Vimal Panjwani and Shobha Chanchlani, in the midst of the Covid outbreak in June 2020, has developed a market for renewable energy products connecting farmers and rural households. With a vision focused on increasing farmers’ savings and incomes, reducing dependence on fossil fuels …

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Ireland to host OECD Rural Development Conference

Minister Heather Humphreys Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys has announced that Ireland will host the 13th OECD International Conference on Rural Development in 2022. The conference in Ireland will bring together more than 250 delegates, including ministers, policy makers and practitioners from across the OECD region, to discuss …

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Ireland to host major international rural development conference in 2022

Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys TD today announced that Ireland will host the 13th OECD International Conference on Rural Development in 2022. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental economic organization of 38 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and global …

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Government invests in twentieth rural community center

The government is supporting rural communities in New Zealand by investing in a growing number of rural community centers, said Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor. “These hubs are an important part of the work we do alongside rural New Zealand, supporting local efforts on the ground to ensure communities are …

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Milestone as government invests in twentieth rural community center

The government is supporting rural communities in New Zealand by investing in a growing number of rural community centers, said Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor. “These hubs are an important part of the work we do alongside rural New Zealand, supporting local efforts on the ground to ensure communities are …

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Willow Center in Lewiston Receives $ 1,500 Rural Community Grant from Northwest Farm Credit Services | Idaho

LEWISTON – Northwest Farm Credit Services recently awarded a rural community grant of $ 1,500 to the Willow Center in Lewiston, according to a statement. “The Willow Center would like to express our sincere appreciation to Northwest Farm Credit Services for their support of our young adult group program. The …

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USDA Undersecretary Xochitl Torres Small brings new enthusiasm to rural development – Agweek

From investing in broadband, water, sewer, community facilities and housing, the person who oversees the rural development mission area at the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a wide range of responsibilities. But for the past four years, that position has not been filled because former secretary Sonny Perdue decided against …

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What does it take to rejuvenate a declining rural community?

To thrive in the future, rural Australian communities must simultaneously build economic, social, cultural and creative capital, writes Matt Pfahlert, CEO of the Australian Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, who explains why social enterprise and community rejuvenation are essential. While many people dream of an idyllic life beyond the city lights, …

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Up to $500,000 recently awarded for rural community programs in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWQC) – Four rural community funds in the state of Iowa are receiving an increase in their allocations. In a statement from Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office, the state announced that up to $500,000 in stipends would go to four rural community programs providing funds for things like …

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Northern Ireland launches first-ever Rural Community Pollinator Scheme

Rural Northern Ireland’s very first pollination program was launched to protect the health of its bees and pollinators. The £ 700,000 scheme will provide grants between £ 3,000 and £ 12,000 to rural community groups and schools to create or improve a rural community pollinator garden. Read more: New surge …

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Targeted AD pilot projects, reforestation and rural development

The ministers of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Navy welcomed the publication of the revised National Development Plan (PND). As part of the Ireland 2040 project, the new EUR 165 billion NDP sets out the government’s “overall investment strategy and budget” for the period 2021-2030. “As we emerge …

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Countdown to requests for rural development funds

There is still time for rural community groups in the northeast to ask for increased funding from the Rural Communities Ideas in Action Fund (FADN). Rural community groups can still apply for RCIA funding. The fund is a £ 1.5million investment from the Scottish Government to encourage and support innovative …

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€ 72,000 CLAR boost for rural community projects in South West Wicklow

Several rural community projects in southwest Wicklow will share a financial boost of over € 72,000. Funding was confirmed on Monday August 30 by the Ministry of Rural and Community Development under the CLÁR program, which provides grants for small infrastructure projects in rural areas that have experienced significant depopulation …

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Rural Development Council of Iowa Honors Bilyeu as ‘Rural Hero’ at Top | Community

Rob Hillesland Summit-Tribune Beth Bilyeu credits partnerships and a shared love for the quality of life of rural communities as the key to two decades of successful development as Executive Director of Economic Development for Forest City. On August 19, Bilyeu was first recognized as a “rural hero” at the …

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USDA Rural Development awards $ 500 million in grants to applicants

BOZEMAN – The USDA has issued an emergency rural health care grant of $ 500 million, to help with Covid-19 testing, vaccinations and other health-related organizations, including food banks. “The recovery of Covid and the economic recovery are both top priorities. Over the past semester, the administration has spent a …

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Rural Community College Alliance, Greater Texas Foundation and Economic Mobility Systems Pioneer College Rural Promise Program to Advance Education and Workforce Opportunities for Texas Students

DALLAS, August 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA), Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) and Economic Mobility Systems (EMS) of the Commit Partnership today announced the launch of a pioneering collaborative program to deliver stronger results and more equitable for colleges and the workforce for rural Texas …

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Last Chance: Registration opens for rural Halifax

Calling all Yorkshire rural businesses – your chance to shine at the YP Rural Awards Rural life is the beating heart of Yorkshire, with generations of families and emerging talents all helping to make this region a great place to live and work. We want to hear from the people …

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New residents wanted to join a thriving rural community in a beautiful location in the west of Ireland

A RURAL community in the west of Ireland bills itself as one of the best places in the world to live and work. The people of Conamara Láir, which consists of a number of small villages nestled along Galway’s majestic Conamara coastline, shared the beauty of their way of life …

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‘Rural community 30 minutes’ – The next steps to level rural mobility

© Tim Lamper Giles Perkins, Head of Future Mobility at WSP, Presents and Presents New Report Highlighting Opportunities to Make Rural Communities More Connected Conversations about connectivity and mobility have until now generally been reserved for people living and working in densely populated cities and urban areas. From these discussions …

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How does the rural community of Teviston without running water

The only functioning well in the rural community of Teviston ruptured in early June, leaving more than 700 residents without running water. This story was originally published by CalMatters. This is how the water crisis in California is unfolding these days: The only functioning well in the rural community of …

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USDA invested $ 629,000 to improve rural community facilities and essential services in 5 communities

USDA invested $ 629,000 to improve rural community facilities and essential services in 5 communities. Acting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)New York State Director Brian Murray today announced that USDA Rural Development is investing $ 629,000 in loans and grants in five rural New York communities to equip, rebuild …

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Foothills Rural Community Ministry raises funds for new facility

The Foothills Rural Community Ministry (FRCM) has outgrown its current space and is now raising funds for a new facility. After nearly 40 years of operation from its location in Holland Patent’s historic first Presbyterian Church, the community-driven nonprofit is looking to build or purchase a new venue to carry …

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Manchester city designated as Smart Rural Community

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) – Through a collaborative effort with SOAR, the Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative has designated the city of Manchester as a ‘smart rural community’ giving the region the opportunity to lead the way in terms of services in a large band. Officials say they have expanded to Manchester …

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Museum nominated by Australian billionaire for $ 380 million art collection angering rural community

When Australian businessman Lindsey Hogg announced his intention to donate his Australian $ 500 million ($ 380 million) modern art collection to the state of Victoria, it sparked both the surprise and mistrust. Not just because of the value of his collection, but because so few knew that the billionaire, …

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North Dakota company plays crucial role in rural community’s economy – Agweek

(This is the second in a series of rural business stories. Click here to read the first, on H&S Manufacturing. ) For many rural communities, local businesses are the lifeline of the local economy. Sheyenne Tooling and Manufacturing located in Cooperstown, ND is no exception and provides quality jobs for …

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A North Dakota company plays a crucial role in the economy of its rural community

For many rural communities, local businesses are the lifeline of the local economy. Sheyenne Tooling and Manufacturing located in Cooperstown, ND is no exception and provides quality jobs for rural town residents. “I truly believe businesses like ours are the backbone of communities,” said Tim Eggert, owner and president of …

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North Dakota Business Plays Critical Role in Rural Community Economy

“I really think companies like ours are the backbone of communities,” said Tim Eggert, owner and president of Sheyenne Tooling and Manufacturing. “Not only do we employ a number of people in the community, but from a business perspective, these communities seem to have such a special niche around the …

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Jane Marsh – 65,000 acre wind farm could transform rural community

There have been mixed opinions on the potential that a 65,000 acre wind farm could transform the rural community. Some fear that the wind farm will ruin the natural, unobstructed views of the horizon. However, the wind farm would provide a source of income to surrounding communities that could change …

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Rural community colleges see declining enrollment due to pandemic

When the economy collapsed in 2007, community college enrollment skyrocketed, increasing 33% between 2006 and 2011, according to the US Census Bureau. The two-year programs offered people a haven from the ravages of the job market, while giving them the opportunity to learn new skills, update old ones, and retrain …

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Rural community college students face more challenges: Study

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – Rural community colleges and their students face a significant number of barriers, according to a new report from the American Association of Community College Trustees. The most frequently cited challenges were access to high-speed internet, funding inequalities and meeting basic student needs, especially in the area …

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Jacumba residents fear 650-acre solar project will ruin their rural community

The small community of Jacumba Hot Springs in southeastern San Diego County may soon be eclipsed by nearly 650 acres of solar panels on the outskirts of town, but residents are fighting against the project. The small community of Jacumba Hot Springs in southeastern San Diego County may soon be …

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Social trade tackles employment challenges in the rural economy

The traditional perspective on rural markets has been linked to notions of extreme poverty, lack of education, lack of funding, poor infrastructure, high costs to reach rural customers, and gender bias. Rural India has modernized massively, are market leaders missing the opportunity to respond? With the dawn of social commerce …

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7 rural community colleges join forces to improve student outcomes |

The cohort will be part of an Achieving the Dream mission to bridge the equity and achievement gaps, strengthen digital workforce readiness, and build ‘resilience’ within their regions. More than 45 million U.S. residents live in rural communities, and many face challenges that those in urban areas do not experience: …

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Clean Water in the Rural Community of Grande Saline

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – When most people today think of the Caribbean nation of Haiti, the first thing that often comes to mind is the devastating earthquake that rocked the island of Hispaniola in January 2010, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving many more in desperate need of medical care and …

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USDA invests $ 871 million in rural community facilities in 43 states, Guam

WASHINGTON, DC (WIBW) – The US Department of Agriculture is investing $ 871 million in rural community facilities in 43 states and Guam. The US Department of Agriculture says it is investing $ 871 million to improve essential community facilities that will benefit 3.5 million rural residents in 43 states …

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New initiative supports rural community colleges

Rural students were on the verge of battling amid COVID-19. The Federal Communications Commission has found that a quarter of Americans – 14.5 million people – in rural areas do not have high-speed Internet access. Rural completion rates before the pandemic were already low, with just 42% of rural high …

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Pamplin Media Group – COIC launches rural community development program

Works to identify community needs, develop a plan, and engage local people in the solution. The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council has received funding from various local, federal, and foundation sources to support its ability to provide new and expanded community and economic development services to rural communities in central Oregon. …

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Dairy Task Force 2.0 shines a light on issues facing rural communities

POYNETTE – One of the issues addressed by a state dairy working group relates to resources (or lack thereof) in rural communities. The number of dairy farms has been shrinking in Wisconsin for decades, but the pace has picked up as dairy farmers face a fourth year of below-average farm …

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Rebuilding the rural economy

Does agriculture remain the heart of the economy in rural areas? (Credit: Shutterstock) The recent wave of elections in the United States and Europe exposed the flaws in our advanced economies: cities thrive while the rural economy falters. In 2014, for the first time in human history, a majority (54%) …

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Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, finds the rural community hard to break into | Environment

For Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, the rural community has proven to be a tough nut to crack. She made it a priority when she took charge of the Greens in 2012. “I think the Greens and the bush have misunderstood each other, if you will, for some time,” Milne …

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