United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development South Dakota Acting State Director Bruce Jones recently announced that John Kenneth Jones has joined the South Dakota USDA Rural Development team as a loan assistant and will be stationed in the Rapid City Office.
“John has joined the USDA Rural Development team under the Pathways Recent Graduate Program. I’m excited for the opportunity to bring new faces to the agency and help them to succeed in making South Dakota a better place through the many programs we offer,” said Bruce Jones.
John Kenneth Jones is presently taking courses towards a Master’s degree for Master of Science and Organization Leadership (MSOL) from Northwood University located in Midland, Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Administration from Northwood University. Jones is a disabled veteran and served in the United States Navy for four years. He comes to South Dakota from Saginaw, Michigan and looks forward to making Rapid City his home.
“I look forward to utilizing my education to help the Agency carry out its mission to bring economic opportunity and enhanced quality of life to rural communities and residents in South Dakota,” said John Kenneth Jones.
USDA Rural Development in South Dakota has offices in Aberdeen, Huron, Mitchell, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Yankton. For more information, visit the USDA Rural Development website at http://www.rd.usda.gov/sd.
The Administration’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. These investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.