STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT USDA to Create Plan to Expand Recreation Economies and Help People Thrive Across Rural America Rural Development, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and U.S. Forest Service Partner to Create New Tools and Resources WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2023

– The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it will create a plan to expand recreation economies to help people thrive across rural America. 

Through a Memorandum of Understanding, USDA Rural Development, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the U.S. Forest Service will partner to develop an annual plan to expand economic opportunities related to recreation in communities surrounding America’s national forests.

The annual plan will outline the ways the agencies will partner to conduct program outreach, host informational sessions and workshops, and develop toolkits to help people access the resources they need to thrive in recreation economies. To learn more, read the full Stakeholder Announcement
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