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Contact Us or Apply for Services
Learn more below about how you can apply for the U.S. Commercial Service's Rural Export Center research service, and contact a REC staff member.

Rural Contact

Are you ready to RAISE your exports?

Qualifying, rural exporters can request a free research consultation. Contact us by emailing rural@trade.gov. Please provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Company 
  • Address (Must be a U.S. address. Contact us at rural@trade.gov to determine eligibility.)
  • Email Address/Phone/Website
  • A brief explanation of your international research goals
  • A brief explanation of the type of international research you are seeking

Rural Export Center Staff

Our dedicated Rural Export Center team members are here to help. Contact a REC staff member below if you have any questions about how we can help you take your company global!
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Heather Ranck
Director
701.239.5080
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Joshua Erickson
Program Manager, Contractor
701.212.3261
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Kate Best
Research Analyst, Contractor
701.526.8700
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Summer Kerksick
Research Analyst, Contractor
701.204.8151
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Elizabeth Krekel
Research Analyst, Contractor
701.238.7597
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Darin Stromstad
Research Analyst, Contractor
701.205.5626
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Brock Gion
Research Assistant, Contractor
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Andrea Nisely
Research Assistant, Contractor
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Ashley Wills
Research Assistant, Contractor