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Release Date Contact(s)
02/14/2018 Anselmo couple honored with Center for Rural Affairs award

Brian Depew, executive director, briand@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1015; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

02/12/2018 President budget undermines rural America

Anna Johnson, policy program associate, annaj@cfra.org, 515.215.1294; Jordan Rasmussen, policy program associate, jordanr@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1032; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

02/06/2018 Marketing workshop offered to small business owners in Wood River

Monica Braun, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director, monicab@cfra.org, 402.643.2673; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

02/02/2018 Military veteran farmers invited to free conference

Cora Fox, policy program associate, coraf@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1012; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

02/01/2018 Spindola to provide bilingual assistance to small businesses in northeast Nebraska

Veronica Spindola, northeast Nebraska Latino loan specialist, veronicas@cfra.org, 402.942.1113; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

01/31/2018 Five-session course offered on creating a business plan

Monica Braun, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center director, monicab@cfra.org, 402.643.2673; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

01/29/2018 Center for Rural Affairs releases report on Iowans' experiences with renewable energy

Katie Rock, Policy Program associate, katier@cfra.org, 515.215.1294; Johnathan Hladik, Policy Program director, johnathanh@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1028; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

01/26/2018 Online marketing workshop set for Feb. 15 in Holdrege

Monica Braun, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director, monicab@cfra.org, 402.643.2673; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

01/18/2018 Two legislative bills seek to expand broadband access to rural Nebraska

Jordan Rasmussen, policy program associate, jordanr@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1032; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org,402.687.2100 ext 1025

01/16/2018 Rural Nebraska's low food assistance enrollment examined in white paper

Jordan Rasmussen, policy program associate, jordanr@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1032; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025 

01/10/2018 Marketing is top concern for Kansas small business, according to report

Adrienne Vallejo-Foster, executive director, Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission, Adrienne.Foster@ks.gov, 785.296.2161; Dena R. Beck, senior project leader and loan specialist, Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) and Rural Investment Corporation, denab@cfra.org, 308.528.0060; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

01/082018 Rural Investment Corporation awarded grant from CDFI Fund

Brian Depew, executive director, briand@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1015; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1025

01/05/2018 Online marketing workshop set for Jan. 29 in West Point

Monica Braun, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director, monicab@cfra.org, 402.643.2673; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

01/02/2018 Proposed credit benefits veterans looking to start farming

Jordan Rasmussen, policy associate, jordanr@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1032; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

12/08/2017 Center for Rural Affairs releases 2018 farm bill platform

Anna Johnson, policy program associate, annaj@cfra.org, 515.215.1294; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

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