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Congratulations Graduates!

Honoring our spring tradition of recognizing the graduates among us, we offer our best wishes to:

Anna Bailey, daughter of the Center’s Rural Public Policy Program Director Jon Bailey and wife Ginger. Anna will graduate from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Communications and History. She is exploring her job options (and it appears she has already secured a job!).

Major Livestock Zoning Victory in Nebraska

The Nebraska legislature debated and moved a much-diluted version of LB 106, the Livestock Operation Siting and Expansion Act, forward in April. The Center, along with Nebraska Farmers Union, county commissioners and zoning administrators, and rural people like you vehemently opposed the original bill. This is a major victory for our counties and small towns.

Bancroft-Rosalie: Farm to School Capitalizes on School’s Rural Setting

March Madness was in full swing at Bancroft-Rosalie Community School this year. The school, located in Bancroft, Nebraska, participates in the Center’s pilot Farm to School program. Naturally, there was a Farm to School twist on their brand of March Madness.

Each year, kindergarten through 4th grade students choose their favorite breakfast menu item and invite guests to eat at school. This year’s competition was called “Pennies for Produce.”

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