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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 an 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 U.S. address. Rural research service is available only to companies located in a geographic location with < 150,000 population, or 60+ miles from a major metropolitan area city center)
  • 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!
Heather Ranck
Heather Ranck
Director | U.S. Commercial Service, Fargo, North Dakota
CS Rural Team Leader
U.S. Commercial Service I U.S. Department of Commerce
701.239.5080
Joshua Erickson
Joshua Erickson
Program Manager, Contractor, Rural Export Center
U.S. Commercial Service I U.S. Department of Commerce
701.212.3261
Kate Best
Kate Best
Research Analyst, Contractor, Rural Export Center
U.S. Commercial Service I U.S. Department of Commerce
701.526.8700
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Haley Coffield
Research Analyst, Contractor, Rural Export Center
U.S. Commercial Service I U.S. Department of Commerce
701.204.8151
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Elizabeth Krekel
Research Analyst, Contractor, Rural Export Center
U.S. Commercial Service I U.S. Department of Commerce
701.238.7597
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Rita Adejudge
Research Assistant, Contractor, Rural Export Center
U.S. Commercial Service I U.S. Department of Commerce
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Kyle Berger
Research Assistant, Contractor, Rural Export Center
U.S. Commercial Service I U.S. Department of Commerce
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Nate Kumar
Research Assistant, Contractor, Rural Export Center
U.S. Commercial Service I U.S. Department of Commerce