Rural Electric Tackles Diversity & Internet Access #Jo_AnnJanuary 12, 2019
She currently calls Washington, D.C. home where she holds the title of first female CEO for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
But I consider myself more than a leader, I’m a listener.
And we can never forget that.”
The term ‘telling our story’ is nothing new in the agriculture community and Jo Ann agrees whole-heartedly.
“We are concerned about our communities, we believe we have to be involved, engaged in economic and community development opportunities.
It’s critical our communities are there for our children and we want to make them vibrant and strong.” Jo Ann said another goal of her’s is to meet the people where they are.
In her short time at NRECA she has visited all but four states and also believes social media plays a big role in connecting to a younger demographic.
I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t ask Jo Ann about rural broadband internet access since it is a very important topic that impacts my career.
She feels strongly about empowering the stay-at-home mom to write a blog or the entrepreneur to strike out on their own.
Rural internet is where those start.
We measure dietary diversity using the individual dietary diversity score (IDDS) developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations . IDDS is a simple count of food groups an individual has consumed over a 24-hour period and a standard measure of the quality, particularly micronutrient adequacy, of the diet . Our IDDS ranges from 0 (the child did not eat any food item of any of the food group) to 10 …