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Renewing America’s Promise: USDA Makes Connections In Person, and Online

As the Rural Tour continues its trek across the nation, we continue to hear amazing stories and the positive feedback. Today, we’re excited to launch a new Rural Tour web site and a number of new tools for you to follow what’s going on across USDA.

On the Rural Tour site you will notice a few new features. First, and most important, you are invited to Join the Conversation. We know that communities across the nation are struggling, and we have seen at every stop thus far the spirit and drive individuals have to address these challenges. Whether or not we make it to your town, visit the site and tell your story.

You can easily find upcoming tour dates, and follow the blog for reports from the road. We also included a section to share What’s Working through Recovery Act projects and stories from people across the nation who are making a difference.

Of course, we’re still tweeting from the road and have a new USDA Twitter account that shares the latest news, stories from the blog, events around the Department and we’ll let you know when new photos and videos are available.

On our Facebook page, you can check out news and information regarding our ongoing mission around the U.S. and across the globe, and share your thoughts along the way. Events, the latest blog posts and other information will be posted – stop by and become a fan!

We will be posting more videos from the tour, and invite your own stories as well, that are featured on our YouTube channel. Other sights from tour stops are captured and collected on Flickr.

On YouTube you will find weekly updates, educational videos and public service announcements. Other special features such as the Department’s work in Afghanistan are available on the site. Flickr will provide the best of the best images from all areas of activity within the Department. Print quality photos will be offered on a range of events and topics rom the Rural Tour and People’s Garden to collections representing the work of USDA’s agencies.

The USDA has more than 100,000 employees and 7,000 offices around the world. From forests to food, research to education and everything in between, the USDA touches the lives of every American – and millions of people around the world – every day, in every way. Spend some time checking out the new content and services, learn something new and share your own story.

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