What can the USDA Rural Development Office do for you? Well, they’re glad you asked …

Agency officials brief commissioners, public on services, programs available

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Kris Warner, state director for West Virginia with the USDA Rural Development office, speaks to the Upshur County Commission Thursday.

BUCKHANNON – What can the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office do for you?

Members of the agency’s office answered that question at Thursday’s Upshur County Commission meeting.

Kris Warner, state director of Rural Development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said the USDA offers over 49 programs, with about 50 employees and 11 offices in West Virginia.

“The USDA Rural Development mission area represents three USDA agencies – the Rural Business and Cooperative Service, the Rural Utility service and the Rural Housing Service,” Warner said. “Together, these agencies comprise the USDA Rural Development mission … which is dedicated to improving the quality of life and economies of rural America.”

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