On Tuesday, July 28, at 3 p.m. ET, a virtual town hall will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing rural America in a crisis economy. Two former agriculture secretaries, Republican Ann Veneman and Democrat Tom Vilsack, will discuss the issues using examples from 9/11 and the Great Recession. "Rural America: Leadership in a Crisis Economy" will be moderated by Kirk Siegler, a National Public Radio reporter who covers rural issues.

The town hall will be presented by the National Association of Counties, the National Cooperative Business Association, and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. NACo aims to connect and serve county governments. The NCBA is a membership organization for cooperatives. The RCAP is a national network of non-profit organizations that provide technical assistance and resources to rural communities. All three lobby lawmakers at the federal level.

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