The Rural South Institute [hereinafter referred to as “The Institute”] exists for the purpose of promoting the common good and general welfare of the people in Alabama. It is organized exclusively for general charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The Institute was formed in 2018 to provide low cost and high-quality consulting services, education, outreach and technical assistance, and training support in all aspects of agribusiness and business development and marketing strategies, farm financial planning, and academia.
The idea of an Institute was born out of the need and desire to assist underprivileged inner-city youth and economically depressed communities. It is a personal response to the growing poverty and chronic health problems that continue to blight poor communities in most inner cities and rural areas. The Institute is dedicated to protecting the environment, guiding underprivileged youth, educating and assisting secondary and postsecondary students, and cultivating the next generation of minority agricultural producers and rural entrepreneurs.
The Institute is an emerging leader in business development and startups, education, and training requirements for minority secondary and postsecondary students, agribusiness and business managers (farmers, ranchers and rural entrepreneurs) in underserved (metro and non-metro) communities.
Here at Rural South Institute, Inc., we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
THE RURAL SOUTH INSTITUTE
was conceived to provide high quality education, outreach training, technical assistance, mentoring, tutoring, referrals and consultation services in all aspects of business and marketing strategies, financial literacy and management, and academics [economics, business and STEM subjects (mathematics, statistics, agribusiness, agribusiness management, and agricultural economics)], using volunteers, highly qualified experts & professionals who are motivated and successful in their own right.