Success Stories

Sen. Steve Dines, Steve Troendle

USDA Rural Development Montana is proud to announce that Montana Rural Water Systems has presented Steve Troendle, Community Programs Director USDA Rural Development Montana with their 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

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Utuado - Electronic Library

 

Jácanas, Cerro Gordo and Cuchillas Ward are rural and isolated communities. The lack of a library facility limited their students after school learning activities in these areas. As part of their community strategic plan they decided to establish an electronic library.

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Photo of Lance Eves, Chief Operating Officer of Molalla Communications Company, giving a tour of the company's broadband fiber system.

Many rural communities lack the necessary infrastructure to provide broadband services, creating myriad challenges for local residents, businesses, schools, and other essential community services.

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local officials standing in front of computer screens

Rural Development State Director Tom Fern recently met with Joni Hazelrigg, CEO of Fleming Mason Electric Cooperative, to highlight a utility improvement project that is nearing completion.

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Marie’s Café in McGill, Nevada

Rural Nevada businesses needed capital, but banks were unwilling to make small- or medium-sized loans.  In particular, loans were not being offered to Nevada’s emerging business communities.

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Sculpture at entrance of newly constructed Hamilton Math and Science Building

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU), founded in 1897 as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln, is striving to rewrite the narrative of Appalachia in the Cumberland Gap of rural Northeastern Tennessee.  LMU recognized a rapidly growing need to expand its math and science program to support continued

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picture of girl in new home

Making homeownership an affordable reality for rural Coloradoans is an important goal at USDA Rural Development. By helping build equity and increase assets, homeownership

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Seaview Equine Learning Facility

For Pat Moran, one of the co-founders of Seaview Equine Learning Facility (SELF), helping individuals with many special challenges through equine-assisted therapy only makes sense.  It is also her lifetime passion.  The facility provides unmounted and mounted learning and equine therapy programs

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