Hearing to Examine the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Programs and to Review Current Conditions for Rural Entrepreneurship and Business Development
| Oct 21, 2009 10:00am
WASHINGTON - On October 21, 2009, Congressman Mike McIntyre, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture, held a hearing to examine how the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working with partners to expand entrepreneurship and business development in rural America.
Ms. Judy Canales , Administrator, Rural Business and Cooperative Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Randall Jones , President and CEO, Lumbee River Electric Membership Cooperation, Red Springs, North Carolina
Mr. Arlen Kangas , Ph.D., President, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Ms. Amy Crystle , CSA Manager, Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, Leola, Pennsylvania
Mr. Timothy Collins , Ph.D., Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Macomb, Illinois
Mr. Leo Hoehn , General Manager, Stateline Bean Producers Cooperative, Gering, Nebraska