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Rural Youth Summit to Help Revitalize Rural America

Participants to Meet with Presidential Candidates

The Rural Youth Summit to be held this month will connect young people from rural communities around the country to exchange ideas on the challenges and opportunities of living in rural areas. The “Rural Youth Summit: Revitalizing Rural America” will be held on October 26-27 in Ames, Iowa.

Catching up with the Senate

We’re back from a much-needed vacation, and have finally caught up with all of our other work that piled up while we were gone (“email bankruptcy” is certainly an attractive option for dealing with this sort of situation). Today we’ll have a couple of posts with an overview of the Senate process, and we’re anxiously awaiting further news on Senate farm bill progress, which could occur this week.

Microenterprise: The Key to Rural Survival

It’s the beginning of a new school year. In a few months the graduating high school class of 2008 will be spreading their wings taking that flight of independence. Many will venture out for higher education institutions, but will they ever migrate back home?

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