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Roger Glendenning

Acting Under Secretary

Roger Glendenning currently serves as the Acting Under Secretary for Rural Development. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Rural Development, responsible for all administrative support functions for over 4,650 employees in nearly 500 offices across the country.

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Farah Ahmad

Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development

Farah Ahmad serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). She works to advance policies and programs that create economic inclusion and opportunity in rural communities. Before this role, she was the Chief of Staff in the same office.
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Dr. Basil Gooden

Director of State Operations for Rural Development

Dr. Gooden recently served as a Visiting Scholar in the Sustainable Food Access Core of the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation (iCubed) at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Meet our Director of State Operations

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Los directores estatales desempeñan un papel fundamental para ayudar a que el Desarrollo Rural se centre en estrategias de desarrollo económico comunitario impulsadas localmente que se basen en los diversos activos y necesidades de las zonas rurales de todo Estados Unidos. Cada estado, incluido el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, está dirigido por un Director Estatal designado y, en algunos casos, los estados adyacentes están dirigidos por un solo Director Estatal.