The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new interactive website to help identify best practices for building rural prosperity. Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, says communities need forward-thinking strategies to build strong futures. “The Rural Development Innovation Center is focused on identifying unique opportunities, pioneering new, creative solutions to tough challenges, and making Rural Development’s programs easier to understand, use, and access,” she says.

The webpage will highlight effective strategies that have been used to create jobs, build infrastructure, strengthen partnernships, and promote economic development in rural America. An interactive feature allows webpage visitors to submit comments on ways USDA can improve the Rural Development program delivery.

The Center staff will review the citizen recommendations and direct resources, services, and expertise that will help their communities create transformative solutions to complex rural challenges. The website will also highlight USDA resources that can be used for investments in infrastructure and innovation.

Source;  NAFB News

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