FAR http://wkms.org en Futurist Ivan Potter on Purchase's Frontier Future http://wkms.org/post/futurist-ivan-potter-purchases-frontier-future <p>You could say that the Jackson Purchase hasn’t been frontier territory since, well, since Andrew Jackson was President.&nbsp; But now, in the 21<sup>st</sup> century, the federal government is proposing a new system that would classify the Purchase as Frontier and Remote, or FAR.&nbsp; Researchers and policymakers with the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services say the new FAR area codes will help such regions improve access to public services as well as food and household goods. Futurist Ivan Potter is also the publisher of West Kentucky Journal, an online publication, and in a <a href="http://www.westkyjournal.com/news.php?viewStory=4748">recent article</a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he writes that even though this possible reclassification has slipped under most people’s radar, it could have far-ranging effects. Todd Hatton speaks with Potter to get a sense of what the pros and cons of living on the frontier.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:07:09 +0000 Todd Hatton 27057 at http://wkms.org Futurist Ivan Potter on Purchase's Frontier Future