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Diana Goins is Rural Action Staff Accountant

Diana Goins overcame many obstacles to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in critical studies. Once she finished college, she was ... Read More

Rental Housing Needed for AmeriCorps Members

A new group of AmeriCorps members will be starting in September this year and many will be looking for housing in the area. Most will ... Read More

Andi Chatfield is Social Enterprise Coordinator

Andi Chatfield first began working with Rural Action as an independent contractor in 2020 after designing and developing the website for True Pigments. In 2022 ... Read More

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Field Notes: Beauty in Prothonotary Form

By Joe Brehm, Environmental Education Director

As we tiptoed along the overgrown trail at Greendale Wetland, one male prothonotary warbler sang its rich, direct song. One ... Read More

Local Food For All Tackles Food Insecurity in Appalachian Ohio

The Plains, OH — Did you know that for just $13 you can provide a week’s worth of fresh, local produce to someone who might ... Read More

Internship Inspires Entrepreneurial St. Clairsville Teen

Marie Copeland discovered the entrepreneurial spirit in fifth grade when she took on a concession stand at a Christmas tree farm. An opportunity through Rural ... Read More

Help Wanted: CPO, Donation Station Intern, AmeriCorps Members

Love our work? Are you a passionate, experienced leader? Apply to be Rural Action’s next Chief Program Officer. The ideal candidate will be a systems ... Read More

Grieving? Seek Solace in Nature

Research shows that spending time in nature has a profound and calming effect on our bodies and minds. OhioHealth and Rural Action are planning three ... Read More

McConnelsville Market Gets New Website

Sarah Griesmyer, owner of Meyers Specialty Market in McConnelsville, had a Facebook page for her business, but she wanted a platform she had more control ... Read More

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Silvopasture, Forest Farming Grants Available

Landowners can apply for mini-grants of up to $1,500/acre for silvopasture implementation and up to $1,000/quarter-acre for forest farming implementation through a program offered by ... Read More

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