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#tbt Defining Moments

Since the founding of the Center for Rural Affairs in the fall of 1973, we’ve seen a lot of history and we’ve made a lot of history. And we’ve experienced our share of defining moments, points in time, decisions, and choices that helped define our organization for years, even decades, to come.

One of those defining moments was the 1982 passage of Initiative 300, Nebraska’s erstwhile constitutional prohibition of corporate farming in Nebraska. Some years back that state constitutional provision was, frustratingly, struck down in federal court.

My Top 10 Organizing Memories!

For the past six years, my life has revolved around the Center for Rural Affairs. Crisscrossing the state of Nebraska, shaking your hand, maybe observing the soil, flora and fauna on your farm and definitely eating the pie at your cafe. In no particular order, below are my most memorable moments of the past six years.

We're pumped to team up with Hear Nebraska!

Have you heard? We're teaming up with Hear Nebraska. (Did you notice the pun there?) It's for The Good Living Tour.

This is a free, all-ages concert series from July 17-25 hosted in nine outdoor settings and traditional venues across Greater Nebraska. The Good Living Tour is also an accompanying community storytelling/marketing project aimed to reach a young, targeted audience through social and traditional media statewide and around the world.

16+ Years of Faithful Service to Rural America

For our #tbt Throwback Thursday article, we thought we’d share a look back to March 1990, and a newsletter article marking the 200th edition of the Center for Rural Affairs Newsletter and 16 years of publishing the news.

It began, “Something you can count on. That’s what we want the Newsletter to be. Over the years We’ve tried to keep it basic, simple, and informative.”

Unapologetically Rural: Family Farming & Ranching

With your help, we reached women landowners owning a combined 14,000 acres of land. These landowners see the economic value of using practices like cover crops on their land. This story from our Annual Report tells you more.

Walk into a small town cafe or gas station early in the morning. You’re likely to see a group of older male farmers shooting the breeze. Though the topic of their conversations may seem trivial, the existence of a meeting place allows for the exchange of information about business and farming practices.

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