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Bobby M. Goode

State Director

USDA

Rural Development


Bobby Goode was appointed on August 25, 2009, by President Barack Obama to serve as USDA Rural Development State Director for Tennessee.


A native of Crockett County, Goode grew up working on his family’s farm. He graduated from Alamo High School and earned a B.S. in Agriculture at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1979. Bobby and his wife of 27 years Melinda Poteet have two sons, Garner and Crockett. The Goode's have called Dresden home for 27 years.


Goode, and his entire family, are graduates of Leadership Weakley County. He is a 2007 graduate of WestStar Regional Leadership Program and a 2009 Graduate of the Delta Regional Authority Leadership Institute.


Goode is an active community leader serving on numerous boards and committees. He was instrumental in organizing and developing the Dresden K-8 Outdoor Classroom and was honored in Dresden as the 2009 Tennessee Iris Festival Citizen of the Year.


In 2010, Goode led USDA Rural Development in Tennessee to its most successful year on record. With supplemental funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the agency assisted more than 1.5 million Tennessee families and businesses with more than $1.3 billion in financial assistance through affordable home and business loans, water projects and job creation across the state.

 

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