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Recent posts by Casey Francis

Unapologetically Rural: Annual Report 2014

It’s an exciting time to be in rural America. (We should know to because our organization has been living and working here for over 40 years). Our work projects and work areas span from community arts projects to small business loans to advocating for policy areas like conservation, farming, energy, and health care. Just as rural America is a diverse place, so is the toolset at the Center for Rural Affairs.

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Grant-Writing Workshops Available in Nebraska

Interested in finding resources to help build your local farmers market? Jump starting your school's Farm to School program? Expanding your CSA? This often means applying for a grant, but maybe you haven't written one before. You're in luck! A few grant writing workshops are available in Nebraska!

Recap of Nebraska Legislative Hearing on LB 176 or the Grease the Skids for Corporate Hog Production Bill

A bill introduced in the Nebraska Legislature, LB 176, would remove the restriction on meat packing corporations owning hogs in Nebraska. This intends to grease the skids for corporate hog production. A hearing on the bill was held on February 11. We live-tweeted it, so you could be in the know.

Expressing Love for Rural America

Working for a stronger rural America (or working on behalf of any nonprofit cause) means that we often focus on what needs fixing. However, we don't want our staff or supporters losing sight of why the Center for Rural Affairs exists. You support the Center and we work here for one simple reason: We love rural America.

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.