Ag Agenda – The Great Rural Paradox
The Great Rural America Paradox
American Farm Bureau
By Bob Stallman
President, American Farm Bureau
A wise man once said that rural America has become viewed by a growing number of Americans as having a higher quality of life, not because of what it has, but rather because of what it does not have, like traffic, crime and crowds. This sentiment can be seen in the growing number of urban transplants that have made their way toward greener and more spacious pastures.
But, while many Americans equate living in the country with a simpler way of life, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that poverty in rural America is increasing, while opportunity continues to decline because of limited education, healthcare and broadband services. So, rural America being defined by what it does not have can also be a negative.
It’s the great rural America paradox.
Read Bob Stallman’s complete article…Its another good one! Worth the time.
Posted on July 3, 2012, in AFBF and tagged 2012, Ag Education, agriculture, American Farm Bureau Federation, Paradox, Rural, Technology, USDA Rural Development. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.