minorities http://iowapublicradio.org en Bridging the Gap Between Rural, Urban Ag http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bridging-gap-between-rural-urban-ag-0 <p>In the Iowa Statehouse, and in statehouses across the nation, representatives are finding themselves separated&mdash;not by party lines, but by whether they come from an urban or rural district.&nbsp; This weekend, the first national Urban Ag Academy was held in Des Moines. The goal? To look at that divide and to give a voice to minority farmers.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:43:53 +0000 Clare Roth 4751 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bridging the Gap Between Rural, Urban Ag Bridging the Gap Between Rural, Urban Ag http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bridging-gap-between-rural-urban-ag <p>In the Iowa Statehouse, and in statehouses across the nation, representatives are finding themselves separated&mdash;not by party lines, but by whether they come from an urban or rural district.&nbsp; This weekend, the first Urban Ag Academy was held in Des Moines. The goal? To look at that divide and to give a voice to minority farmers. More than sixty state representatives from across the country came together to in an effort to help bridge the divide between city and country.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:43:45 +0000 Clare Roth 4750 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bridging the Gap Between Rural, Urban Ag