Rural Development recently presented a brief summary of programs available through the USDA agency. The meeting was held at Rolling Hills Golf Club on Jan. 19. Rural Development was represented by Travis Zimmerman, Area Specialist from Sedalia and Patty Hensley, Area Technician in the Eldon office. There were several in attendance and the meeting proved to be quite beneficial. Programs discussed included Single Family Housing, Community Facilities and Business/Industry objectives. Due to the increased interest in the agency’s funding options, the Chamber has scheduled another meeting for Feb. 20 with the USDA Rural Development. The Chamber will be announcing details at a later date. For more information regarding the USDA mission, feel free to contact the Local Office in Eldon at (573) 392-5667, Extension 4.