Sep 8, 2022
In this episode, host and NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan is joined by Kate Bolz, former NewDEAL Leader and Nebraska state senator, and current United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director for Rural Development in Nebraska. With USDA, it's Kate’s role to oversee the Biden-Harris administration’s outreach to and partnership with communities across Nebraska. Kate gives us some insights into rural America, from the challenges rural Americans face, the innovations they’re responsible for, and the integral role they play in feeding the rest of the country, to the legislation that supports them in their work and their lives. We discuss the administration’s historic investments in rural America and what communities in Nebraska need most. Kate fills us in on the impact of the supply chain issues on these communities during COVID and how that led to innovation in agricultural sectors.
Tune in to hear all about the energy-efficient innovations led by rural America, as well as Kate’s advice for those looking to connect with rural voters.