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Being Thankful for the Small Things

I don’t usually reflect much on the abundant amenities of where I live. Generally I take the wide open spaces, fresh air, breathtaking sunsets, and a million other things (all of which I deeply cherish) for granted.

But a recent post from Kelley Nuttle over at Rural Housewives, “Why I Love Western Kansas” reminded me of the many benefits that small town and rural living provide that are easy to overlook.

A Good Read... The Center Newsletter!

The Center for Rural Affairs November-December newsletter is online. You’ll find 7 stories to stimulate your rural news appetite.

If you hunger for ag and policy, check out how veterans are learning how to become farmers with a little help from us, why seed company mergers are troublesome and what should be done about it; and a look at the crop insurance program’s impact on land values.

Newman’s Own Foundation will Match Your Generosity!

Giving Tuesday is a one day, worldwide online fundraiser. It’s a day of giving back after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

We had great success during last year’s Giving Tuesday, and this year we’re even more excited. The generous folks at Newman’s Own Foundation will match every dollar given to the Center online from November 24 until December 1, up to $10,000.


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