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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Rural Action Network Adds Advisors

National Rural Action Network Adds Advisors

The Advisory Committee of the National Rural Action Network has added four additional members:

Anthony Flaccavento, Executive Director of Appalachian Sustainable Development.

Anthony was a founding member of the organization and has been the Executive Director since its origination in October 1995. Under his leadership the organization has helped to create an infrastructure of sustainability in both agriculture and forestry in southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee.

Larry Frimerman, Executive Director of the Three Valley Conservation Trust in Oxford, Ohio.

The Three Valley Conservation Trust works to conserve the natural environment and cultural heritage in Butler, Preble, and parts of Darke and Montgomery counties in Ohio.

Shirley Sherrod, State Director for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance Fund in Albany, Georgia, will act as Ralph Paige’s alternate (Ralph is Executive Director of the Federation).

The Federation’s mission is the development of self-supporting communities with programs that increase income and enhance other opportunities. The nonprofit also strives to assist in land retention and development, especially for African Americans but essentially for all family farmers.

Adrian Talbott, with Generation Engage, has been invited to participate as well.

Generation Engage is a nonpartisan effort aimed at raising the political profile of young adults throughout the country.

Please take action for Rural America! Revitalizing rural communities will take hard work, and we need all the help we can get. Please sign up; become part of the action – and connect your friends into being part of the solution! Read about how you can do that in the Strengthening Rural America Petition article on our website -

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Center for Rural Affairs
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