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What is Communicating in Communities All About?

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Many individual citizens and groups of citizens make up a community.  As you can imagine, these individuals and groups sometimes have ambitious and opposing goals and interests.

The ability of these individuals and groups to communicate defines the strength of a community.  Individuals and groups can uncover ways to best meet their own needs.  Through effective communication, without harming the interests of other groups.

You will discover many opportunities to enrich your own life and to appreciate your differences from other members of a community as you improve your ability to communicate.  You, your family, and your friends can become good citizens and lead better lives with strong communication skills.

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With less than 2 percent of the U.S. population involved in farming today, the public has little opportunity to visit a dairy farm, let alone understand modern dairy farming practices. That’s why America’s dairy producers communicate the benefits of modern dairy farming to their neighbors and community members.

*Citizenship section select ideas derived from Citizenship, Learning to Live as Responsible Citizens, published by Good Apple, Inc.

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