We are pleased to announce U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will speak to the 2015 National Rural Assembly in Washington, D.C.
The focus of this conference is Building an Inclusive Nation-All the People, All the Places, and in his 2013 address to the National Rural Assembly, Secretary Vilsack urged rural leaders to demand more from our policy makers: "We are not going to have that more inclusive nation unless people around this country recognize and understand that we cannot accept failure with impunity."
With the Presidential elections just around the corner, there couldn't be a better time for a national gathering of rural leaders, practitioners, and advocates to take stock of where we are on the path toward building an inclusive nation, where every person matters, "no matter who your mamma is."
This year's program will look at inclusive policies and strategies for addressing some of the most challenging issues of our time, including rural child poverty and closing the philanthropy gap in rural America.
If you haven't registered for the National Rural Assembly, you can do that here.
Don't forget that August 18 is the deadline to reserve a hotel room at special rates. Scholarships will be available until the funds are exhausted.