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Kim Nesvig

Kim Nesvig is AURI’s Project and Resource Manager whose passion centers on building rural communities through agricultural innovations. Mr. Nesvig’s coordinates AURI’s role as a Technical Assistance provider for the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) cooperative agreement that supports its Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program (MPPTA).  He is the first point of contact with potential applicants to AMS’s grant programs and coordinates and provides technical assistance.

Kim has a strong foundation with 40+ years of experience in community development and regional planning, working with metropolitan and rural planning entities, state government, non-profit health care and academic institutions.   He has wide-ranging experience serving communities and organizations in the Upper Midwest and Texas, assisting in the development of producer-owned food processing startups, expanded access to affordable housing, energy assistance and health care to vulnerable populations, while leveraging resources through USDA, DOE, HUD, the Department of Commerce and HHS, various state agencies, private lenders and foundations.  During his tenure with the University of North Dakota, he guided a rural leadership program funded by the Kellogg Foundation and collaborated on the development of the Native American Aging Resource Center, the MedStar Telehealth network.

Kim’s virtual office is in Park Rapids.