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Moving Healthy, Local Food into Local Institutions

Sue Noble, Vernon Economic Development Association, Wisconsin

Sue Noble, Vernon Economic Development Association, Wisconsin

Cross posted from the White House Rural Champions of Change website:

Sue is the Executive Director at the Vernon Economic Development Association in southwest Wisconsin.  Read more »

Rural Champion Promotes Economic Self-Sufficiency to the Winnebago Tribe and its Members

Lance Morgan, Ho-Chunk, Inc., Winnebago, Nebraska

Lance Morgan, Ho-Chunk, Inc., Winnebago, Nebraska

Cross posted from the White House Rural Champions of Change website:

Lance Morgan is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and President, CEO, and co-founder of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe. Read more »

Innovation Leads the Way for Farmers in Oregon

Deborah Kane, Food and Farms at Ecotrust, Oregon

Deborah Kane, Food and Farms at Ecotrust, Oregon

Cross posted from the White House Rural Champions of Change website:

Deborah is the Vice President of Food and Farms at Ecotrust, a non-profit organization based in Oregon. Read more »

Rural Champion Ruth Hambleton Helps Educate Farm

Ruth Hambleton, Annie’s Project, Woodlawn, Illinois

Ruth Hambleton, Annie’s Project, Woodlawn, Illinois

Cross posted from the White House Rural Champions of Change website:

Ruth Hambleton is the founder of Annie’s Project in Illinois. Annie’s Project is a non-profit organization that concentrates on education for Farm Women. Read more »

USDA Plant Variety Protection Act Board Member is Recognized for his Work for Rural America

Philip Johnson Haynie, III, Haynie Farms, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia area

Cross posted from the White House Rural Champions of Change website:

P.J. Haynie serves on USDA’s Plant Variety Protection Act Board and on the Agricultural Advisory Council for Virginia’s first congressional district. Read more »

Rural Champion Works with Producers and USDA to Spur Biomass Production

Eric Rund, Farmer, CEO of Green Flame Energy, Illinois

Eric Rund, Farmer, CEO of Green Flame Energy, Illinois

Cross posted from the White House Rural Champions of Change website:

When the gasoline additive MTBE was banned in 2006 and ethanol was its only practical replacement, Eric as a corn farmer, became very interested in joining with other farmers to build a corn ethanol plant. Read more »