Barn Media 4-27-12: USDA Rural Development’s Strike Force Initiative NOW Available for 29 Colorado Counties – USDA Rural Development Under Secretary
April 30, 2012
Dallas Tonsager is in Denver this week attending several events, but joins the BARN to discuss a new initiative with USDA’s Rural Development called, “Strike Force”. This cross-agency “Strike Force” initiative is to better serve persistent poverty communities and socially disadvantaged farmers by coordinating activities among all Agriculture agencies and leveraging expertise working with Community Based Organizations. The first pilot phase began last year in Arkansas, Georgia, and Mississippi. Building on that continuing success, the second phase has begun in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico. 29 of Colorado’s 64 Counties have been identified as qualifying focus areas…
Brian Allmer has been in agriculture broadcasting since 2005, and has lived in Northeastern Colorado his entire life. Allmer is dedicated to covering the agriculture issues that those involved in agriculture face today in the United States and in Colorado.
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Allmer currently lives on a working family farm and ranch in Northeastern Colorado, with his two children, Samantha and TJ and his lovely wife, Connie. Allmer’s lifelong goal is to promote agriculture in a positive way and to shine the light along that journey on the hard-working young women and men involved in the FFA and in 4-H.