USDA Highlights Model Rural Community Development

Ed Note: USDA money helps rural communities thrive, this is a great overview.

USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner held Dixon Days today in Dixon, NM highlight the model community development work being done in the small rural community.  As well, Brunner announced two Value Added Producer Grant Awards to Mesa Ruiz, a local atole producer and Vivac Winery, and offered tours of some of the successful projects.

During the last seven years, the community of Dixon and its residents have participated in 8 USDA programs that funded a new library, improvements to the grocery store, solar assistance to a local cabinet maker, home repairs and the two aforementioned Value Added projects.

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