Success Stories

Wilmot Care Cente photo

As many communities have experienced the loss of assisted living and nursing home facilities over the past 3-5 years, the Wilmot Care Center has found a way to help with the growing need for elderly care in their small, rural community in northeast South Dakota located in Roberts County, with a p

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Eureka Hospital photo

A new facility has been built to house the hospital, clinic, and assisted living facility in Eureka, South Dakota in order to continue to provide different levels of healthcare services for this rural community of 848 residents and surrounding rural area.

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Tribal elders Mary and Abbie Van Pelt were able to have their roof re-paired with help from a USDA grant.

Every time the south winds blew through the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), Mary and Abbie Van Pelt had problems with their roof. Each time, Abbie would climb on the roof to try and fix the issue.

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Healthy Families clinic, Chatsworth, Ga

Healthy Families, Chatsworth is a community-based Federally Qualified Health Center providing health care services in an underserved area of rural north Georgia. 

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Precision Prefinishing installed energy-efficient lighting at its Harrisburg facility with help from a USDA grant.

Precision Prefinishing may be a small business, but it needs a large space to conduct its work of custom finishing panels for cabinets, siding, and other construction products.

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Danimer Scientific skilled workforce

Petroleum-based plastics are the topic of increasing environmental concerns and legislative pressure for dumping of non-biodegradable plastics in landfills and the increasing costs of petroleum.  Out of concern for the environment, Danimer Scientific,

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Loader Equipment

Davis is a town located in Turner County, South Dakota.  It got its name from a first settler back in 1893. 

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A bride holds a floral arrangement made by 3 Porch Farm, an fusion of artistic expression and natural rhythms

Tucked away in Comer, Georgia is 3 Porch Farm, a sustainably-grown flower and fruit farm owned and managed by Steve and Mandy O’Shea.

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Olglala Lakota College photo

Oglala and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes’ members can attend college without driving long distances thanks in part to USDA financing. The funds will enable residents in remote, rural parts of the state to participate in a variety of classes at Oglala Lakota College (OLC).

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