USDA North Carolina StrikeForce Initiative for Rural Growth and Opportunity

Former Congressman Bob Etheridge, now State Executive Director for the North Carolina USDA Farm Service Agency, will speak at 4 p.m., Monday, May 5 at the Historic Train Depot in Burgaw about the USDA North Carolina StrikeForce Initiative for Rural Growth and Opportunity. The event is free and open to the public.

UNCW sociology and criminology department chair Leslie Hossfeld, Executive Director of the Southeastern North Carolina Food Systems Program/Feast Down East, has been appointed to serve on the USDA StrikeForce Initiatives Advisory Committee.

USDA State Director of Rural Development, Randy Gore, and Timothy Beard, USDA State Director Natural Resources Conservation Service, will join Etheridge at the event.