Michael is the Appraisal Services Branch Chief at the USDA Rural Housing office in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Mike is a proud “Fighting Mule” .. Central Missouri University – Home of the Fighting Mules. Mike appraised a gold mine in the 1990s. Rural Development is the only Agency of the Federal Government dedicated 100% to economic development in rural America. Rural Development’s 40 loan and grant programs can essentially build a town from bare ground to an occupied / thriving community. Rural Development’s motto is “Committed to the future of Rural Communities”.