목차1. 머리말2. 농촌개발의 개념과 정책대상범위3. 농촌개발정책의 변천과정4. 농촌개발 관련 조직 및 역할분담체계5. 농촌개발 관련 주요 정책프로그램6. 농촌개발 관련 예산구성7. 주요 특징과 정책적 시사점8. 맺음말AbstractThe purposes of this paper are to introduce the rural development policy of U.S.A. and to suggest the policy implications. For these purposes, I first explain the way to define rural area, short history of rural development policy, related organizations and their roles, main policy programs, the composition of budget and characteristics of rural development policy in U.S.A.And this paper suggests several policy implications. Especially, the spontaneity of residents in establishing rural development plan, the strong partnership among government authorities, agencies and stakeholders, the reasonable reflection of the character of region etc. are emphasized.