Center News Releases

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Release Date Contact(s)
01/15/2016 Stand Up for 77,000 Hard Working Nebraskans - Press Conference at State Capitol to support Transitional Health Care Bill

Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch, laurenk@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1032
John Crabtree, Center for Rural Affairs, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010, cell (563) 581-2867
 

01/15/2016 Connecting Nebraska Specialty Crop Farmers to Schools - Center for Rural Affairs Offers statewide trainings 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

01/12/2016 Midwest Farm to School Conference: March 2, 2016, Nebraska City, NE - Connecting Farms, Schools and States - Early Bird Registration Ends Feb 1

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

12/28/2015 Center for Rural Affairs Raises Over $10,000 in Newman's Own Foundation Fundraising Challenge

John Crabtree, Center for Rural Affairs, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010 or (563) 581-2867 (cellular)
or Kathie Starkweather, Center for Rural Affairs, kathies@cfra.org, (402) 617-7946

12/21/2015 Recipe to Reality - Seminar Center for Rural Affairs to host second workshop in “Rural Food Business Growth Project” series

Sandra Renner, Center for Rural Affairs Project Specialist, sandrar@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 320-3444
or Elisha Smith, Center for Rural Affairs, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

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
 
 

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