Success Stories

A new steel building as an addition to Historical Society Museum.

The Pennsylvania Colony Historical Society needed to construct a building at their museum site in Dawson, Nebraska to store and display artifacts of the Pennsylvania Dutch population that migrated to Nebraska.  The house that was used for the museum was small and although they do have some displa

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USDA funds for green house lighting

 Ace Begonias, Inc. located in Woodbridge, CT., was founded in 1976 using a rented 3000 sq. ft. antique facility. In 1980, with assistance from USDA’s Farmer's Home Administration, they purchased nearly two dozen acres in Bethany and Woodbridge and added a 17,000 sq. ft.

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Lincoln Memorial University (LMU), founded in 1897 as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln, is striving to rewrite the narrative of Appalachia in the Cumberland Gap of rural Northeastern Tennessee.  LMU recognized a rapidly growing need to expand its math and science program to support continued

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Image of Minersville library renovation

Rural libraries often serve as community gathering places.

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OMB

In 2004, Joel and Jean Garland began operating a value added wood products business. In little more than a decade that sawmill has adapted, innovated, persisted, and advanced, all while remaining grounded in the small rural community of Lillie, Louisiana.

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For Pat Moran, one of the co-founders of Seaview Equine Learning Facility (SELF), helping individuals with many special challenges through equine-assisted therapy only makes sense.  It is also her lifetime passion.  The facility provides unmounted and mounted learning and equine therapy programs

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Malcolm Farms

 The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia has in recent years established a vibrant poultry industry. The typical poultry farmer raises chickens from a young age and to do so, requires a significant amount of heating and energy.

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Tioga Clinic

Economic opportunity in North Dakota’s oil industry has brought an influx of workers to the state while also adding pressure to rural services such as health care.

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