Freitag, 15. Juni 2012

Media Advisory: You're Invited! Join Us for Virtual Office Hours on Rural Economic Issues and #AskUSDA



You're Invited! Join Us for Virtual Office Hours on Rural Economic Issues and #AskUSDA

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 – On TUESDAY, June 19, 2012, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug O’Brien will host the June USDA virtual office hours on Twitter. O’Brien will discuss the Obama Administration’s efforts to create a rural America that’s built to last, through support of broadband, education, medical, and water quality projects. In many cases, USDA works in partnership with other government entities, including Tribes, and business development organizations to create job opportunities in rural America.

O’Brien will also discuss efforts by USDA to provide homeownership opportunities to limited-income rural residents and to help them refinance their homes to take advantage of historically low interest rates.

During the live Twitter chat, O’Brien will answer YOUR questions. Submit them in advance to the @USDA Twitter account using the hashtag #AskUSDA.

USDA Virtual Office Hours, a monthly live question and answer series allows stakeholders to directly engage with USDA leadership and subject matter experts through Twitter. Sessions will be focused on a specific mission, issue or program, as aligned with the Department’s strategic goals and based on stakeholder interests.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
1:30 p.m. EDT

WHAT:          Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug O’Brien will host June’s USDA Virtual Office Hours on Twitter. The topic of the discussion will be economic development in our nation’s rural communities and the important role housing plays in creating jobs, maintaining viable rural communities, and contributing to the economy.


WHERE:       Tune in online by following @USDA and using #askUSDA.




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