It’s the people that make rural America what it is -- their work, their ideals and values; their tenacity, vigor and faith. These and the rich tradition of family and self determination are the roots that flow deep in the communities that dot America’s countryside.

Here are a few interviews and perspectives from the pages of Rural America Today, the Institute for Rural America’s newsletter.  These are snapshots of real Americans living and working on our farms and inour fields --

Tardif Family Farm - Vermont (PDF file)

Roberts Family Farm - Minnesota (PDF file)

Hamm Family Farm - Wisconsin (PDF file)

Rob-An Family Farm - Montana (PDF file)

Casler Family Farm - New York (PDF file)

Cherryland Dairy - Wisconsin (JPG)

Kelly Shockman - North Dakota (JPG)