Trump Administration Appoints Jeff Case to Serve as State Director for USDA Rural Development in Missouri

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The Trump Administration recently appointed Jeff Case as the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in Missouri. Case will begin his role on November 13.

Case has spent his career working in the Ag industry in the areas of Production, Finance and Education. Case’s lifelong learning includes a Master in Agricultural Education from the University of Missouri, a Master of Business Administration, and he is a graduate of the Missouri “Agriculture Leaders of Tomorrow” program.  Case also served as Chairman of the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority actively participating in providing value-added lending opportunities to the agriculture industry and rural communities of Missouri.  Case lives in La Plata, Missouri with his wife and children on their family farm where they are active in 4-H, FFA, and sports.  Case is also a lifetime FFA Alumni member and avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.

As State Director, Case will use his leadership experience to oversee Rural Development programs in a customer-focused manner to restore prosperity in rural Missouri.

Under the direction of Secretary Sonny Perdue, the USDA will always be facts-based and data-driven, with a decision-making mindset that is customer-focused. Secretary Perdue leads the USDA with four guiding principles: to maximize the ability of American agriculture to create jobs, sell foods and fiber, and feed and clothe the world; to prioritize customer service for the taxpayers; to ensure that our food supply is safe and secure; and to maintain good stewardship of the natural resources that provide us with our miraculous bounty. And, understanding that we live in a global economy where trade is of top importance, Secretary Perdue has pledged to be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; homeownership; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit

Last Modified: 11/07/2017