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Communities Need Input and Information on Energy Projects

On Jan 27, 2015, the Center for Rural Affairs and Lancaster County Farmers Union hosted an informational forum on wind energy development in Cortland, Nebraska. Cortland sits on Highway 77 about 20 miles south of Lincoln.

If you live in or around communities impacted by wind energy development, you deserve to ask questions and have your voice heard. People in Cortland and surrounding communities told us they had not had a chance to engage in a public conversation on the project.

Peggy Says Goodbye

Peggy Mahaney is retiring from the Center today, Jan 30, after 21 years of outstanding service. She has been “the glue” for our small business development program REAP, serving our staff of business specialists across the state and our hundreds of clients. It’s our privilege to share her retirement goodbye with you.

It has been an honor to be part of the Center for Rural Affairs for the last 21 years, and I wish to express my appreciation for the Center’s work in rural America issues.

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