Success Stories

Crawford Rural Fire Department Station

USDA Brings Public Protection and Community Space

Crawford’s Rural Fire Department Station was built in 1929 and had reached the end of its useful life by not meeting current energy, building, accessibility codes and standards. The basement had flooded thus mold was a concern. A shared wall to the west side… more

A professor at Beaufort County Community College presents a class on American History. Utilizing a $329 thousand Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant from USDA Rural Development BCCC is able to serve its population that stretches to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

BCCC & USDA RD Expanding the Reach of Higher Education

Beaufort County Community College serves a rural population of traditional and high school students who are all working towards a degree.

   Many rural students have the convenience of being able to easily travel to their classes… more

American Milking Devons graze the fields of Old Time Farm in Stoneboro, Pa. This is a true, triple-purpose breed used for milk, beef, and as oxen. Old Time Farm chose the Devon for its long legacy of intelligence and trainability. In fact, Devons were the cattle of choice on the Oregon Trail, and can still be found on George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

USDA Grant Boosts Heritage Breed Livestock Producer

Farm thrives, bolsters other local farmers during coronavirus pandemic  

For Shelly Oswald, owner of Old Time Farm in Stoneboro, Pa., the novel coronavirus pandemic illustrates the vital role small, local agriculture producers play in safeguarding food… more

Lab technician using new COVID-19 testing machine

Helping Rural Hospitals in the Fight Against COVID-19

In Wray, Colorado, the Wray Community District Hospital was one of the first rural hospitals to be on allocation for the SARS COVID-19 PCR testing. Prior to receiving the new equipment, the hospital only had access to a small four bay test analyzer.

Gilliard Home

A Single Mother's Blessing

"It is truly a blessing to come home each day to our peaceful environment," said Amanda Gilliard. The goal of graduating from college and purchasing a home for her family has been realized.

Seymour ISD in front of their new cruiser

Seymour ISD Ups Security with New Cruiser

Seymour ISD provides educational opportunities to the City of Seymour, a small North Texas town with a population of 2,613, and the surrounding Baylor County. With a growing student population of 582, the school district created its own police department to… more

Vale Fire Department photo

Accessible, Reliable Fire Equipment is a Necessity in This Rural South Dakota Community

The Vale Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency response services to the Vale, SD community and surrounding area that encompasses a 170-square mile area. Its mission is to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Vale Fire… more

New  streets, curbs and drainage.

Smooth Drive for All in the City

Pawnee City had 3.8 miles of streets composed of asphalt or rock and deteriorated to the point repair was no longer feasible. With minimal to no curbing, the majority of drainage was in open ditches along the roadway. Complete replacement was necessary for safe streets in this area of the City.… more

inside homeowners home picture

More Than a Dream Come True for Aberdeen, South Dakota Homeowner

Tessa Dosch lives in Aberdeen, SD and had been living in a rental property for several years that was in poor condition.  It needed major repairs to the foundation, and it had old, drafty windows. Tessa had been longing to own a home of her own. One fall day, she had been visiting with her… more

USDA Helps Fremont with a BOGO Deal on Firetrucks!

Everyone is looking for a bargain. Whether it’s a deal on breakfast cereal or a few cents off on a gallon of gas people are always looking for the best deal.