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State of 21st Century Rural America Seminar Explored Policies and Practices to Invigorate America’s Rural Communities

Rural development, health and education leaders from across the nation met March 20-22, 2005, in Washington, D.C., at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s seminar “The State of 21st Century Rural America: Implications for Policy and Practice,” seminar to explore innovative policies and practices to invigorate our country’s rural communities.

The seminar looked at issues and opportunities impacting rural communities in all regions of the country. The program included group discussions focused on rural economic development, education, rural philanthropy and the rural/urban continuum, community building, securing resources and leveraging change. United States Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns keynoted the seminar.

For more information on the seminar including the seminar’s daily newsletter, news stories filed from the seminar and news releases and publications released, click here.

The seminar was one of a series of six that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is hosting in 2005 to mark its 75th Anniversary year.

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