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Rural Rockstar: Matt Connealy Receives Citizenship Award

The Center for Rural Affairs has chosen Matt Connealy as our Citizenship awardee. Matt was honored at a special awards banquet in Columbus, Nebraska.

Matt and his wife Judy live near Decatur, Nebraska. Matt grew up in Decatur and has served in the Unicameral as a Nebraska Senator. He also ran for Congress, served as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Democratic Party, and worked for us as Major Gifts Coordinator. Matt now serves the people of Burt County on the County Board of Supervisors.

Beef: It’s What’s for Lunch

I was really excited to attend the Midwest Farm to School Conference. Not only to learn more about Farm to School in general, but particularly getting local beef into my kids’ own school lunch, especially since my family raises beef. It only seems logical that my kids and their fellow students should be consuming beef grown just a few miles from the school house instead of mystery meat from who knows where.

Sandhill & Sun Ranch: Conservation Profile

The Sandhill & Sun Ranch is located on just over 2600 acres in northwestern Brown County, Nebraska. Al and Lois Steuter, along with their four kids, developed a family cattle business where simplicity is a defining characteristic and where land management is an investment in the future, informed by the past.

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