Rural Rapport - Facebook Live

Farm and Food
Rural Health
Small Business
Small Towns

Join us each Tuesday at noon for our Facebook Live series, Rural Rapport. Each week, a Center staff member will share a resources and information on a range of topics. 

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Here are the topics our staff have presented so far: 

Date Title Host
April 7 Exploring Strategies to Build Resilient Watersheds in Iowa  Cody Smith
April 14 Building Rural Resiliency in the Face of Our Changing Climate  Kayla Bergman 
April 21 Multilingual Accessibility in Time of Crisis  Gladys Godinez
April 28 Being a Good Business Neighbor and Customer Raul Arcos-Hawkins
April 28 Cómo apoyar a los pequeños negocios: siendo un buen vecino empresarial y un buen cliente Raul Arcos-Hawkins
May 5 Protecting Soil and Water - Applying for the Conservation Stewardship Program  Anna Johnson
May 12 Looking Toward a Bright Future: The Rise of Solar Energy - Heidi Kolbeck-Urlacher 
May 19 Buying Local: Food Access During COVID-19 and the Opportunities Ahead Justin Carter
May 26 REAP Express Loans: Small Business Debt Relief Program Kim Preston 
May 26 Préstamos Express de REAP: Programa de Alivio de Deuda para Pequeñas Empresas Veronica Reyes Spindola
June 2 The Homework Gap Trenton Buhr
June 9 Applying for Assistance from USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Anna Johnson
June 16 Get to Know Your Neighborhood Pollinators and Plants  Erin Schoenberg 
June 23 Dreambuilder: Online Training Course for Aspiring Entrepreneurs  Jessica Campos
June 23 Dreambuilder: Curso de capacitación en lìnea para empresarios aspirantes Jessica Campos
June 30 

Why Receipts for Service Benefit Farmers

Andrea Hartman
July 7  The Energy Burden and the Benefits of Energy Efficiency to Nebraskans Lu Nelsen
July 14 The Impacts of Packing Plants in Rural Nebraska Gladys Godinez
July 21 Paycheck Protection Program Update Kim Preston 
July 28 Medicaid Expansion in Nebraska: What You Need to Know Trenton Buhr
Aug. 4 COVID-19 Prep for small businesses Molly Malone
Aug. 4 COVID-19 preparación para microempresas Molly Malone
Aug. 11 Rural Farmers Market Trainings Erin Schoenberg
Aug. 18 The Cottage Law and How to Jump Start a Small Business  Raul Arcos-Hawkins
Aug. 18 La ley de comida casera (Cottage Law) y cómo impulsar su pequeño negocio Raul Arcos-Hawkins
Aug. 25  Economic Development Post Covid 19 - with Iowa State University emeritus professors and rural sociologists Cornelia and Jan Flora Nick Bergin 
Sept. 1 The Rural Equal Aid Act Trenton Buhr