Radio Made in Michigan
3:17 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Rural development in Michigan extends beyond agriculture

USDA's Rural Development office in Michigan has invested in improvements to small town residents' access to culture and technology.
USDA's Rural Development office in Michigan has invested in improvements to small town residents' access to culture and technology.
Credit Flickr/Kathleen Tyler Conklin

With Michigan being such an agriculturally diverse state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a strong presence here, but not all having to do with cattle or crops.  The USDA's Rural Development office's purpose is to support smaller communities that, in turn, support the nation’s farmlands.

James Turner, the USDA Rural Development agency's state director, discusses its efforts to improve rural Michiganders' access to culture and technology. 

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