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03/26/2009 Iowa Forums on Health Care Reform and Rural America - Farm, faith, rural and labor organizations join forces to conduct community forums on the impact of health care reform in rural America Virginia Wolking, virginiaw@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1017 Charlie Wishman, cwishman@iowacan.org, (515) 277-5077 Amber Anderson Mba, outreach@iowafarmersunion.org, (800) 775-5227
03/24/2009 Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Small Business of the Year Award Presented - Weitzel Receives Prestigious Award from Center for Rural Affairs Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
03/23/2009 Rural America's Top Ten Issues in Health Care Reform Debate - Center for Rural Affairs releases report detailing crucial rural issues in Congressional health care debate Jon Bailey, jonb@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1013 Steph Larsen, stephl@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (202) 701-8151 (cellular) or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
03/19/2009 Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Friend of the Year Award Presented - Russell Receives Prestigious Award from Center for Rural Affairs Dena Beck, denab@gtmc.net, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (308) 528-0060 or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
03/16/2009 Free Workshop Presented in Broken Bow "Successful Business in Tough Times" Dena Beck, denab@cfra.org, REAP Business Specialist, Phone: (308) 528-0060
03/16/2009 Value Added Producer Grant Program Informational Meetings - Public Encouraged to Attend Kathie Starkweather, kathies@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 438-8496
03/16/2009 Locations of Small Business Network Meetings Set - New Project Links Rural Small Businesses to Larger Urban Businesses Kathie Starkweather, kathies@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 438-8496 or Stephanie Fritz, stephanief@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1021
03/12/2009 Opportunities for Minnesota's Rural Communities - Community Discussions on Rural Economic Opportunities from the 2008 Farm Bill - Rescheduled - original community discussions postponed due to weather Steph Larsen, StephL@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1014 or Terry VanDerPol, tlvdp@landstewardshipproject.org, (320) 269-2105
03/09/2009 March 17 Will Kick Off Second Phase of Cedar County Leadership Program - Still time to register Stephanie Fritz, stephanief@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1021
03/06/2009 Entrepreneur Award Recipient Recognized - Center for Rural Affairs Presents Prestigious Award to Larry Harbour Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
03/06/2009 Custer County Community Roundtable Next Week - Public invited to Attend Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
03/05/2009 Creighton and Bloomfield Locations of Small Business Network Meetings - New Project Links Rural Small Businesses to Larger Urban Businesses Kathie Starkweather, kathies@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 438-8496 or Stephanie Fritz, stephanief@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1021
03/04/2009 Entrepreneurial Development Crucial to Economic Recovery - Center for Rural Affairs' Report Highlights Benefits of Microenterprise Development to Nebraska Economy Jon Bailey, jonb@cfra.org, 402-687-2103 ext. 1013
03/03/2009 Center to Present at Triumph of Ag Expo - Organic Farming: Rules, Programs, and Markets Martin Kleinschmit, Center for Rural Affairs, martink@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 254-6893 or Elisha Smith, Center for Rural Affairs, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
03/03/2009 Fremont Location of Small Business Network Meeting - New Project Links Rural Small Businesses to Larger Urban Businesses Kathie Starkweather, kathies@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 438-8496 or Stephanie Fritz, stephanief@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1021

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