(Clockwise from front and center) Doug McKalip, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Philip Johnson Haynie, III, Ross Racine, Ruth Hambleton, Linda Barnes, Mark Timm, Everett Max Dobrinski, Eric Benjamin Rund, Crista Carrell, Rick Huszagh, Linda Roberson, Lance Morgan, Deborah Kane, Jason Frerichs, Roland Arriola, Sue Noble, Bruce Ward, Jacqueline Young, and Glen Young attended a meeting at the White House, in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2011. President Barack Obama, Secretary Vilsack, and the President's Domestic Policy Adviser Melody Barnes along with rural communities leaders from across the country came together for the White House Rural Champions of Change event whose aim is to strengthen rural communities and promote economic growth. Prior to coming here, they were posed with a question about, what should/should not the government be doing to strengthen rural communities and promote economic growth. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
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