Center News Releases

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Release Date Contact(s)
04/29/2016 $44 Million Available for Ag Producers and Food Entrepreneurs to Develop New Products - Outreach Webinar Available May 6 to Assist Applicants

Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1016
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
 

04/22/2016 National Farm to Cafeteria Conference Coming this June - Center for Rural Affairs joins National Leaders and Local Food Advocates at the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference - Registration Ends May 16

Sarah Smith, sarahs@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 783-1183
 

04/15/2016 Women Farmer and Landowner Learning Circle at Robinette Farms - women farmers and aspiring farmers welcome

Kirstin Bailey, kirstinb@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 367-8989
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

04/0/2016 Iowa Ag, Business, Faith Leaders Host Forum on Faith, Climate Change, & Ag Forum - Sponsored by Center for Rural Affairs, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, Environmental Law & Policy Center, and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action to be held in Orange City

Stephanie Enloe, stephaniee@cfra.org, 563-875-0066
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext 1010

04/12/2016 New Bilingual Service Coming to McCook and Red Willow County - Center for Rural Affairs REAP expands services in addition to providing financing, training, and technical assistance for small businesses

Nancy Flock, nancyf@cfra.org, Phone: (308) 534-3508
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

 

04/01/2016 Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative Leads the Way on Utility Solar - Center for Rural Affairs applauds Announcement

Stephanie Enloe, stephaniee@cfra.org, Office Phone: (563) 875-0066

03/31/2016 REAP will facilitate Computer Classes in Fremont - Free Workshop Conducted in Spanish

Juan E. Sandoval, juans@cfra.org,  REAP Hispanic Business Center Director, Phone: (402) 371-7786
 

03/29/2016 Unicameral rejects LB 1032 - Center for Rural Affairs calls failure to close health coverage gap “unconscionable”

Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, (402) 360-2109;
or Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1032
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
 

03/29/2016 Connecting Nebraska Specialty Crop Farmers to Schools - Center for Rural Affairs Offers training for school food service staff and farmers

Sarah Smith, Center for Rural Affairs, sarahs@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 783-1183
or Elisha Smith, Center for Rural Affairs, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

03/24/2016 April REAP Office Hours in Ogallala - Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Services Discussed

Nancy Flock, nancyf@cfra.org, REAP Loan Specialist, Phone: (308) 534-3508

03/23/2016 Crop Insurance Subsidies impact Land Costs

Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1016 or (402) 360-2109 (cellular)
John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010 or (563) 581-2867 (cellular)

03/10/2016 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Recognized - Center for Rural Affairs presents prestigious award to Axtell Business Woman

Monica Braun, monicab@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 643-2673
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

03/15/2016 Extra Mile Award Recipient Named - First Central Bank Loan Production Office in Curtis Receives REAP Extra Mile Award from Center for Rural Affairs

Dena Beck, Center for Rural Affairs, denab@cfra.org or Phone: (308) 528-0060
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

03/10/2016 Center for Rural Affairs Names Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipients - Greg & Kristy Parr of Norfolk receives Prestigious Award

Gene Rahn, gener@cfra.org,  REAP Senior Loan Specialist, Phone: (402-925-2920
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

03/10/2016 REAP Latino Business Center Entrepreneurs of the Year Named - Center for Rural Affairs Presents Prestigious Award to brothers, Arcadio & Ebodio Zepeda, Tu Casa, Norfolk, NE

Juan E. Sandoval, juans@cfra.org, REAP Latino Business Center Director, Phone: (402) 371-7786
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

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