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USDA’s Adler to speak at CEDA’s breakfast

Steve Ranson
sranson@lahontanvalleynews.com
Sarah Adler

Sarah Adler, state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, and four members of her staff will speak about their programs and recent activities at Wednesday’s Churchill Economic Development Authority Business Council breakfast meeting.

The meeting begins at 6:45 a.m. in the Stockman’s Steakhouse.

Adler has been state director of USDA Rural Development since 2009. Rural Development helps improve the economy and quality of life in rural Nevada. According to the USDA, Rural Development offers loans, grants and loan guarantees to support essential services such as housing, economic development, health care, first responder services and equipment and water, electric and communications infrastructure.

The USDA Rural Development has a $212 million portfolio of loans, and during the current fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30, the agency will have administered $38 billion in loans, loan guarantees and grants

Alder, who was born in Michigan, attended Williams College in Williamston, Mass., graduating in 1980 with a B.A. in Political Science. She became director of the rural office of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development in 1986 and served until June 1993. At that time Nevada Sen. Harry Reid nominated and President Bill Clinton appointed her to the position of state director of the then Farmers Home Administration. According to her biography, Adler championed the reinvention of Farmers Home Administration into the USDA Rural Development.

To RSVP for the breakfast, send an email to sara@cedaattracts.com or call 775-423-8587.