Center News Releases

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Release Date Contact(s)
12/17/2015 No Progress on Farm Payment Limit Reform - Center for Rural Affairs rebukes USDA “actively engaged” proposal

Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1016
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010

12/02/2015 Nebraska Entrepreneur Creates Communications Platform for Senior Living Communities - Amy Johnson, LifeLoop, LLC, Wins Nebraska Competition, Moves to National Stage in March

Monica Braun, monicab@cfra.org, REAP Women’s Business Center Director, (402) 643-2673
 

11/25/2015 Christmas Bazaar offers Unique Holiday Shopping Experience - Event will feature Native American artwork, jewelry and more!

Suzi French, Center for Rural Affairs, suzif@cfra.org,  Phone: (402) 922-1063
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

11/16/2015 December REAP Office Hours in Ogallala - Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Services Discussed

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

11/12/2015 Taxes, Education and Small Town Nebraska Center for Rural Affairs testifies at joint Revenue and Education Committee hearing

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

11/09/2015 Grant will Support Local Food Expansion in Northeast Nebraska - Center for Rural Affairs Launches “Rural Food Business Growth Project”

Sandra Renner, Center for Rural Affairs Project Specialist, sandrar@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 320-3444
 

10/30/2015 Crucial Votes on Clean Water Approaching - Center for Rural Affairs urges Congress to protect Clean Water Act

John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
 
 

10/27/2015 Budget Deal has Implications for Agriculture

Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2100
 

10/26/2015 Unveiling of Public Artworks in Northeastern Nebraska - Center for Rural Affairs invites public to attend unique regional art events

Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.or, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

10/13/2015 October is Farm to School Month in Nebraska - Farm to School Webinars offered this fall focus on bringing Nebraska-grown foods to Schools

Sarah Smith, sarahs@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Nebraska Farm to School Lead, Phone: (307) 321-9766
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
 
 

11/20/2014 Farmers and Ranchers Participate in Week of Action on Climate Change - Midwest organizations partner with farmers and ranchers on climate actions

Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch, Center for Rural Affairs, laurenk@cfra.org, Phone:(402) 687-2103 ext. 1022
or Elisha Smith, Center for Rural Affairs, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

10/13/2015 Fortenberry Speaks to Students at Norris Public Schools - Congressman also joins Students for Celebration of Farm to School Month

Sarah Smith, Center for Rural Affairs, Nebraska Farm to School Lead, sarahs@cfra.org, Phone: (307) 321-9766
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

10/06/2015 Town Hall Meeting with Nebraska State Senator Williams - Center for Rural Affairs invites discussion on issues that impact low income families and New Americans

Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch, laurenk@cfra.org, (402) 687-2100 ext 1032
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext 1010

09/21/2015 Stories of This Place: Poetry and Folklore of Northeastern Nebraska - Center for Rural Affairs invites area residents to attend unique regional cultural event

Kat Shiffler, kats@cfra.or, (402) 470-7639
Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.or, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

09/15/2015 Town Hall Meetings with Nebraska State Senators - Center for Rural Affairs invites discussion on issues that impact low income families and New Americans

Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch, laurenk@cfra.org, (402) 687-2100 ext 1032
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext 1010

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