U. S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development, Dallas Tonsager, was in Indiana July 19 and 20, reviewing how the agency’s programs and services are helping create jobs and improve the quality of life in the Hoosier state.
Thursday afternoon, Tonsager visited Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle, Indiana. USDA Rural Development provided funding through the Community Facilities Program to repair structural problems and to purchase new billing program software.
On Friday morning, Tonsager was a featured speaker at the National Rural Economic Developers Association Conference. The National Rural Economic Developers Association is a member organization dedicated to the advancement of rural economic development through providing education and networking opportunities.
Afterward, Tonsager toured a Water and Environmental Program project in North Vernon, Indiana which was funded by USDA Rural Development. He then visited with local leaders in Batesville, Indiana, discussing area successes which have partnered with USDA Rural Development.
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