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Additional rural summit details released

The Obama Administration has released more details about the National Rural Summit that will be held on Thursday, June 3, in Hillsboro, Mo.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, and the full USDA sub-cabinet will be there to continue the conversation about ways to rebuild and revitalize rural America with agricultural leaders, farmers, ranchers and community leaders who attend the day-long event. The full agenda is at

The morning will consist of a ‘A Dialogue on Rural America,’ with panelists that include: Jefferson Keel, president of National Congress of American Indians, James Young, mayor of Philadelphia, Miss., Darrin Ihnen, president of National Corn Growers Association, Steve Flick, president of Show Me Energy, John Reading, past president of the National Association of Conservation Districts, and Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer and assistant to President Obama.

The afternoon will feature break-out sessions on:

• Building Critical Infrastructure for a 21st Century Rural Economy.

• Expanding Opportunities for Rural Businesses.

• Renewable Energy and Biofuels.

• Farm Competiveness and Productivity.

• Forest Restoration, Rural Recreation and Private Land Conservation.

• Regional Food Systems and Nutrition.

The day will end with findings from the breakout sessions. Major activities will be streamed live online at

The National Rural Summit culminates the Rural Tour that Vilsack led last year, which led him to visit 22 states to have a conversation with farmers, ranchers, and people who live in rural communities.

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