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Recent posts by Casey Francis

Apply today: Conference scholarships for humane livestock producers!

We heard this week from Lisa Isenhart of Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT). She told us about their conference scholarship program for humane livestock and poultry producers. FACT will award scholarships for livestock and poultry farmers to attend select sustainable agriculture or humane farming conferences as funding allows in 2015.

Renewable Energy Pioneers in Action

From cost-conscious manufacturers to organic farmers, the innovative and can-do spirit of the Midwest has everyday people and their businesses addressing climate change and integrating renewable energy in the Midwest! Explore the map below to learn about some of these interesting and impactful people and efforts.

Midwest Week of Action Builds Awareness About Climate Change

The Center is joining organizations from across the Midwest for a regional week of action, in order to build awareness for the Clean Power Plan, and encourage rural residents to voice their support for limits on carbon pollution from our nations power plants. The Clean Power Plan proposal isn't just about cutting carbon, it will encourage more investment in clean renewable energy and energy efficiency, which are both great ways to save money, and spark economic development.

Farm to School Factoid Recap

October is Farm to School Month (#F2SMonth) both nationally and statewide here in Nebraska. We hope you've been following along with some of our Farm to School activities like our meet 'n greets for producers and schools, Nebraska Farm to School Summit, and factoids! 

If you missed some of our Farm to School factoids, have no fear! We've a recap below.