U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will conduct a
StrikeForce forum for Calhoun and Roane counties on Tuesday, July 29,
Calhoun and Roane residents and leaders are invited
to attend the forum at
In 2010, USDA launched the StrikeForce for Rural
Growth and Opportunity as an effort to leverage partnerships in
poverty-stricken rural areas to ensure that every community has equal
access to its programs.
USDA partners with rural communities and regions on
locally-supported projects, and takes steps to provide technical
assistance and explanation as needed to ensure that communities can
fully access USDA programs.
Attendees will participate in a community
discussion that will identify the needs, barriers and opportunities in
the region. USDA, state and local organizations’ representatives will
assess if programs and/or partnerships can address community needs.
The forum is hosted by USDA, in partnership with
other federal, state and local organizations. Program information will
be available. The forum will include refreshments and door prizes.
If you plan to attend, RSVP by July 25 to 927-0975
or 354-6332, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or brandy.
Below is reprinted a needs assessment form. Fill
out the form and take it with you if you are able to attend the
StrikeForce Forum on July 29.
If not, return the completed form to WVU Extension
County, Attn: Daisy Bailey,
P.O. Box 680,
26147, or WVU
County, Attn: Brandy Brabham, 110 Parking
For information, call 354-6332 or 927-0975.