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TN-RonnyDavisonSuccessStory.pdfFour Generations: Paying It Forward
After receiving his first mortgage from RD, contractor Ronny Davison says he feels "honored" to assist and serve others through RD's Home Repair Program for the past 15 years.
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TN-GLSpotlightG&L Manufacturing Boosts Production & Exports
Affordable financing helps expand workforce and international opportunities
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TN-Pickett-SpotlightLifetime Renter Achieves Homeownership
510 TN Households Celebrate Homeownership Month with help from USDA
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RD Housing Eligibility UpdateThe Agricultural Act of 2014 makes areas with population up to 35,000 and rural in character eligible for USDA Rural Housing Programs with certain provisions. Changes to the eligible areas map based on the Farm Bill will be released on 5/6/2014.
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 TN 4-4-14 PublicNotice-Jonesboro PUBLIC NOTICE “rural in character” determination for Jonesborough, TN
USDA must determine if the subject site meets the definition of “area rural in character” to determine eligibility for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant program.
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TN-Spot-Tusculum-Success.pdfTusculum College stays competitive in growing rural region with USDA Help
Students and region benefit from public/private partnership.
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TN-Claybrook VAPGWest Tennessee's Claybrook Farm expanding regional retail sales with help from the USDA.
Value Added Producer Grant Program helps farmers and rural businesses increase income and create jobs
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TN-RDSuccessStoriesUSDA Rural Development Success Stories for Fiscal Years 2009-2012
Select a state to see examples of USDA RD investments at work in rural communities.
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TN-Kitchen-SpotSec. Vilsack met with entrepreneurs in Montgomery County
According to locals, small USDA grants go a long way to help emerging food businesses increase family income and create jobs in rural Tenn.
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TN-Trevino-Tusculum-SpotPartnership lowers costs and expands opportunities at Tusculum
Tusculum College is a key economic driver for Greene County and Northeast Tennessee.
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TN-NanoZooSpotNanoZoo Connects! delivers fresh science and math curriculum for the 21st century.
Memphis Zoo has developed an interactive curriculum for rural students and teachers.
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TN-OglesSpotLocal presence helps USDA connect with local entrepreneurs to provide good places to live
Together Thelma and Charlie ogle invested time and energy to ensure their apartment complexes provide good, affordable homes for their tenants and set an example as good neighbors to the community.
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TN-Perkins-SpotPartnership improves services for severely abused children in rural West Tennessee.
Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center, Child Advocacy Center has provided critical services to more than 1,500 children and families.
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TN-REAP-WamplersSausages, Burgers & Brats now Made with the Sun at Wampler's Farm
Small businesses need every advantage to compete in the new worldwide market. Reducing utility bills through renewable energy is good for the bottom line, and for the company image with consumers.
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TN-HardscuffleGrants spur Tennessee farms, businesses to try solar energy
For the past seven months, the owners of Hardscuffle Farm in Dickson County have watched one number climb higher and higher — the amount of money the power company will pay them for contributing energy into the grid.
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TN-Exceptional-Service-Flood.pdfWe Help Families and Businesses Weather the Storm
In May, 2010, the Cumberland River in Middle Tennessee crested at its highest point in a thousand years, wash-ing away everything in its path and leaving thousands of people homeless.
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TN-TitanicUSDA partners to preserve Titanic memories and create jobs in Tennessee
Since opening the doors on 20 galleries of priceless artifacts, interactive exhibits and exact replicas of rooms on board the legendary ship, the Titanic Museum has exceeded initial projections of visitors and jobs created.
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TN-Library-Broadband-AccessRural Broadband Access Project
70 public libraries across the state provide new or improved access to workforce development and expanded educational opportunities for more than a million Tennesseans.
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TN-Vilsack-RuralTVRenewable energy & local food systems top list of questions from TN H.S. students.
Sec. Vilsack met with students and faculty from Whites Creek High School’s Public Service Academy and Glencliff H.S. before leading a Town Hall Meeting, "Blueprint for a Rural America Built to Last," live on Rural TV.
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TN-Know Your Farmer, Know Your FoodKnow Your Farmer, Know Your Food
The Know Your Farmer Compass is an electronic resource to showcase USDA's accomplishments related to local and regional food systems over the last three years.
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TN-KYFCooking Up Economic Opportunities, Tennessee Style
"The support that the USDA has provided to the Cumberland Culinary Center has given me the opportunity to take my passion and turn it into a growing business, that one day will assist with adding jobs to our local community,” Ron Reed
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Career One Stop BlurbOne-Stop Career Centers
USDA Rural Development and the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration have partnered to support the workforce needs of jobseekers and businesses.
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TN-MFH-Efficiancy-SpotUSDA Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Energy Efficiency Initiative
Multi-Family residential loan and grant applicants can increase their eligibility for program funding by incorporating green building practices into project designs, construction, and operations.
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TN-Milan CompressMilan Cotton Compress Goes Solar
A Gibson County Ag business is taking a big step into the future, transforming itself from an energy consumer to an energy producer through solar power.
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TN-Sunny-TNSolar Power in East Tennessee
A look at several businesses using the Rural Development Energy program to reduce costs and improve the environment.
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