American Connection Corps Fellow Patrick Garry joins American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall for Farmside Chat podcast
'We’re looking to bridge the digital divide. We look at broadband as such a necessity to positioning these communities for success in the future'
By: Land O'Lakes, Inc.
American Connection Corps Fellow Patrick Garry joined Minnesota farmer and Lead for Minnesota Board Member Bruce Tiffany for an interview with American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall on their podcast, Farmside Chat. This episode, titled, “Rural Broadband: A Necessity, Not a Luxury” covered the vital need for reliable and affordable broadband in underserved and unserved communities across America.
Patrick Garry is an American Connection Corps Fellow based in Redwood County, Minnesota, which is currently ranked 85th in internet speed, out of 87 counties in the state. Patrick’s goal is to lead a digital transformation and take Redwood County from underserved to becoming a fully connected community.
During this conversation, Patrick explained the mission behind his work as a Fellow, “The American Connection Corps really clicked with what I was looking for as a young person, to go into these rural communities and what we’re looking to do here is to bring our perspective to bear on some of the most pressing issues that are facing these rural communities. With that, we’re looking to bridge the digital divide. We look at broadband as such a necessity to positioning these communities for success in the future.”
You can listen to the conversation here, and learn more about the American Connection Project’s work here.