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Dispatches From DC

Dispatches From DC

2018 Farm Bill Reauthorization  April 20 The current Farm Bill (Public Law 113-79) expires September 30, 2018. The measure authorizes various commodity, trade, rural development, agricultural research, and food and nutrition programs. Some programs are assured...

Rural Road Trip Update

Rural Road Trip Update

Last spring, Patrick Woodie and John Coggin set out on a quest: visit each of the 80 counties served by the Rural Center and meet with community leaders - elected officials, business leaders, health care workers, educators, and civic champions - to hear what was going...

Impact Stories: Kerns Trucking

Impact Stories: Kerns Trucking

"We have constantly taken the opportunity to invest money back into the company. This loan was very important to us to be able to do so." The trucks have been at it all day, hauling rock and sand and who knows what else, across the piedmont of North...

REDI Alumni Spotlight

REDI Alumni Spotlight

Jessica McDaniel Q: What is your current job?   A: Began as director of Small Business Center at Randolph Community College on March 1. I recently founded a nonprofit, Rural RedThread!, which focuses on community development through education and entrepreneurship. We...

Welcome REDI XXVIII

Welcome REDI XXVIII

REDI Class XXVIII Participants Angela Allen, Oxford Wesley Barker, Wilkesboro Nikki Bettis, Yanceyville Wes Brinegar, Sparta Robert Coble, Raleigh Rebecca Copeland, Rocky Mount Miranda Dalton, Rocky Mount Tonya Easterwood, Garner Natalie Eidson, Elkin...

Impact Stories: Innovation Brewing

Impact Stories: Innovation Brewing

“As cheesy as it sounds, we’re living the American dream. We came to this with virtually nothing in our pockets. And today it feels like a dream come true.” On a warm afternoon in October of 2017, Nicole Dexter and Chip Owen threw a party. A band played mellow folk...