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Become a Strategic Advisor

Here at, we are creating a strategic advisory team to help take the organization to the next level. We're looking for seven rural organizers from a diverse set of backgrounds to help make critical decisions and shape the future of our work. [...]

The State of Rural America

The results of our 2017 survey are in, and the data provides a clear path forward for our work together. In February of 2017, we conducted a quantitative survey analysis of over 615 progressive rural activists from all 50 states. The goal of the study was to understand what rural organizers learned from the outcome of the 2016 election. [...]

Flyover Folk Episode Two: The Neighboring Movement Changes Communities One Block at a Time

In this episode we speak with a group of United Methodist Clergy in Wichita, Kansas behind the band, Brutal Bear and non-profit SoCe Life. Adam and Ashley Barlow-Thompson originally connected with Matt Johnson through their love of folk music but later turned the community generated through their group into non-profit serving their neighborhood. [...]

Tell Donald Trump to Support Small Towns!

According to the Center for Rural Affairs, Nearly 7 in 10 rural Americans fear their small town life may be dying, yet 90% say this way of life is worth fighting for. However, instead of expanding federal programs to rebuild rural America, the Trump Administration is demoting and cutting the only program at the United States Department of Agriculture solely focused on supporting small towns and rural communities. [...]