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This post features a story of how partnerships converged to serve a multigenerational family farm established shortly after the Civil War by a freed slave. The story highlights one path foundations can choose as they consider a role in local impact investing--finding a trusted, mission-aligned CDFI partner.

Don Macke offers thoughts on his personal search for solutions to the challenge of rural community prosperity in this blog post.

Deb Markley, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and Senior Vice President of LOCUS, discusses why she is so passionate about rural economic development and what she sees for its future.