Center News Releases

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Release Date Contact(s)
01/05/2017 Women landowners invited to one-day workshop

Becky Keim, project organizer,, 402.269.8170
Glen Ready, policy program assistant,, 402.687.2100 ext 1011
Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

01/04/2017 Rural Food Business Toolkit now available

Sandra Renner,, 402.320.3444
Rhea Landholm,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

01/03/2017 Taller para el Agricultor Emergente enfoque en el negocio y producción

Kirstin Bailey,, 402.367.8989
Lucia Schulz,, 402.750.5727 (Para preguntas en español)
Rhea Landholm,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

01/03/2017 Growing Farmers Workshop focuses on business and production

Kirstin Bailey,, 402.367.8989
Lucia Schulz,, 402.750.5727 (Spanish inquiries)
Rhea Landholm,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

12/14/2016 Center for Rural Affairs Applauds Long-Awaited Farmer Fair Practice Rules

Anna Johnson,, (515) 329-0172
Johnathan Hladik,, (402) 687-2100 x 1028

12/05/2016 Lack of Capital & Marketing Top Concerns for Small Businesses

Dena R. Beck,, (308) 528-0060

10/28/2016 Rebuild Nebraska Responds to Forecasting Board Results - Members urge lawmakers to make thoughtful decisions amid overall budget shortfall

Brian Hanson,, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1012
Center for Rural Affairs (402) 687-2100

10/27/2016 Center for Rural Affairs seeking CRP-TIP participants and input on implementation

Anna Johnson,, (515) 329-0172 or
Center for Rural Affairs (402) 687-2100 

10/20/2016 Talking About Nebraska’s Energy Future - Community Conversation to be held in Valentine, Nebraska

Center for Rural Affairs (402) 687-2100


10/05/2016 Sales Acceleration Workshops for Small Business and Entrepreneurs in collaboration with Nebraska Revenue

Griselda Rendon, Center for Rural Affairs,, Phone: (308) 850-4820
Center for Rural Affairs (402) 687-2100

09/30/2016 Taxpayer Education Workshops for Latino Small Business and Entrepreneurs

Griselda Rendon, Center for Rural Affairs,, Phone: (308) 850-4820

09/26/2016 October REAP Office Hours in Ogallala - Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Services Discussed

Nancy Flock,, REAP Loan Specialist, Phone: (308) 534-3508

09/21/2016 Center for Rural Affairs Launches Helpline for Rural Food Businesses in Northeast Nebraska

Sandra Renner, Center for Rural Affairs Project Specialist,, Phone: (402) 320-3444
Or Center for Rural Affairs (402) 687-2100

09/19/2016 Online Marketing Strategies - Workshop conducted in Loup City

Monica Braun, Center for Rural Affairs,, Phone: (402) 643-2673
​Center for Rural Affairs (402) 687-2100

09/19/2016 Connecting Nebraska Specialty Crop Farmers to Schools - Center for Rural Affairs Offers FREE farm to school training and networking

Center for Rural Affairs (402) 687-2100