The march goes on to bring high speed internet access to rural America. We’re becoming a wired countryside folks.
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns honored USDA employees from across the nation for exemplary service and achievements during the 59th annual USDA Honor Awards Ceremony held today.
Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, was a busy man this week. Besides the Energy Conference in St. Louis he did a bunch of appointing.
Cindy is in St. Louis this week for the big Renewable Energy Conference which is going to feature THE President. I thought I’d share this post from her on Domestic Fuel:
The US Secretaries of Agriculture and Energy are the hosts of the Advancing Renewable Energy Conference in St. Louis this week. Both addressed the crowd, estimated at upwards of 1500 people, showing the huge interest in renewable energy nationwide.
Just last month USDA announced loans for the development of rural broadband. At the end of last week they announced more.
I thought it was interesting that in my USDA/NASS news feed today I got one for a report that was published on August 18. Kind of took a while to update the feed, eh?
Burton Eller has been appointed USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. Whew that’s a title and I’m sure a challenging job.
Just last Friday I asked Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, what he thinks about farmers using computers and the internet and he responded with a personal anecdote. When I got back to the office I had a news release from USDA in my inbox announcing some more money provide for “BROADBAND “COMMUNITY CONNECT” GRANTS.”
I didn’t get to do a one-on-one interview with Secretary Johanns after his speech here in St. Louis today. There were a number of local media here as you can see. So we just did a joint q&a session.