Prior to the 1900:, most Hoosier communities were highly dependent on agriculture, leading to local development strategies that focused on providing goods and services needed by the farm-based population. Today, rural Indiana is no longer dominated by agriculture. Consequently, rural development strategies, outside of those in places that remain heavily farm dependent, tend to focus on the non-farm economy and are tailored to individual communities' socioeconomic conditions and trends. The main components of such strategies are infrastructure Improvement, business assistance, education and training and community development.
For the latest information on rural development issue,
contact Bob White, Retail Agriculture Program Coordinator
Tel: 317-692-7823 | BWhite@infarmbureau.org
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