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School Name: Fremont Community Learning Centers – Afterschool Programs Washington Elementary Linden Elementary Milliken Park Elementary School Address: Main Street Education and Administration Center...
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School Name: Lyons-Decatur Northeast School Address: PO Box 526 400 S. 5th Street, Lyons, NE 68038 Number of Students: 240 How many schools are in your district? Lyons-Decatur Northeast is a pre-K...
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The programs of Women’s Business Centers (WBC) are built around the goals of women entrepreneurs. WBCs help women succeed in business by providing business training, mentoring, and access to capital to nearly 200,000 entrepreneurs annually.
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This week our Top 10 Rural Research Reports countdown continues. In week two of our #tbt Throwback Thursday series, we focus on our first in-depth report on renewable energy and transmission. Turns...
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When it comes to power, Nebraska is unique from every other state. That’s because our state is the only one in the nation with public power, giving Nebraskans the ability to elect board members that will represent our interests when it comes to powering our homes and businesses.
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The Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) has been fortunate to have a strong partnership with Nebraska’s Economic Development Districts. It’s been a boost to both of us.
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The debate over crop insurance has become a debate between big business interests and family-scale farmers. As you will read here and at cfra.org, we are putting a stake in the ground. We are...
  • Farm and Food
Here in Litchfield, Nebraska, we not only get to enjoy all of the wonderful vegetables at lunch, but we also get to use the greenhouse as a learning experience. We are fortunate to have a local businessman who built a greenhouse for the Litchfield Public School to use.
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Here at the Center for Rural Affairs, we're rural nerds, knee-deep in research. We've been reporting on it for 40+ years. Last spring we came up with the Top 10 Rural Research Reports publication.
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