Success Stories

Grow Appalachia help community learn to farm

Feeding everyone is challenging, especially during summer when school is out of session.

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Searcy the K9 sits in new police vehicle

After running a large percentage of drugs out of Owingsville, Searcy the K9 can rest comfortably in her new sport utility vehicle as she patrols the city.

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Chair in Pikeville School

Carved into the side of a mountain deep in Appalachia, the University of Pikeville College of Optometry recently opened one of the most advanced optometry schools in the country.

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According to the Department of Health Services, 827 people died in Wisconsin of opioid overdose deaths in 2016. From 2000 to 2016, the number of deaths in Wisconsin due to prescription opioids increased 600 percent, from 81 to 568 in 2016. The Lakes Community Health Center, Inc.

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Striving to meet the needs of medically underserved rural communities, Atascosa Health Center, Inc., sought out funding from USDA Rural Development to purchase and relocate to a much larger facility in Lytle, TX

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Haven Stuck got his start ranching at an early age on his family’s ranch in Mellette, SD where they raised cattle, pigs and sheep. Stuck grew up working cattle and learning the difficult business of operating a sustainable agribusiness from his parents.

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Illinois Moultrie Independant Telephone Company

Every few minutes, the numbers on Gary Smith’s computer screen flicker and change. Outside his office window in Lovington, Illinois (population 1,100) are fourteen grain bins, an elevator, and a dryer, with a total storage capacity of 3.5 million bushels.

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Photo of The Aspen Inn in Fort Klamath, Oregon

Fort Klamath serves as a gateway to Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon, and the summer season brings an influx of people to this otherwise quiet, rural town.

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Portions of the roads in Copemish are nothing more than successive layers of patching, completely obscuring the original pavement.

The Village of Copemish is located in Manistee County, close by the shore of Lake Michigan and southwest of Traverse City.

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Local Foods Conference photo

Lakota Youth Development, [(LYD) formerly known as Native American Advocacy Program] a Native nonprofit youth serving organization in south central South Dakota holds 4-day youth cultural camps throughout the summer for at risk youth.  LYD was in desperate need of new kitchen equipment to be able

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