tamatoledonews.com- DES MOINES On Friday (Aug. 19) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will hold a White House Rural Forum at the Iowa State Fair with businesses and community leaders, farmers, ranchers, and Tribal leaders to explore ways federal, state and local officials can work together to improve economic conditions and create jobs. As chair of the White House Rural Council, Secretary Vilsack will discuss the Rural Council’s new policy recommendations, which focus on key areas of need in rural America including helping rural small businesses access capital, expanding rural job search and training services, and increasing rural access to health care workers and technology.
Friday’s event follows on President Obama’s White House Rural Economic Forum today in Peosta, and allows attendees at the Iowa State Fair to participate in a Rural Forum. Secretary Vilsack will give a recap of what was discussed with President Obama today.
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Friday, August 19, 2011
10:00 a.m. CDT
WHAT: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack will hold a Rural Forum with businesses leaders, farmers, ranchers, and Tribal leaders to explore ways federal, state and local officials can work together to improve economic conditions and create jobs.
WHERE: Iowa State Fair
Penningroth Media Center in the Cattle Barn