Look who’s coming to Rural Assembly 2015

There is an amazing cast of speakers and attendees who will be at the National Rural Assembly 2015. Here are a few that have been profiled by the Daily Yonder:

Sarina Otaibi, Clean Up the River Environment (CURE), Granite Falls, MN

Timothy Lampkin, Lampkin Consulting Group, Clarksdale, MS

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack will be giving a keynote address on Wed., Sept. 9. Here is video from his keynote from Rural Assembly 2013:

A full agenda for our 2015 gathering is available here. We hope to see you!

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