Video: Center for Rural Affairs: Celebrating 50 Years of Community Empowerment

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In 1973, a group of rural Nebraskans came together with a passion. They knew if they wanted federal policy to work for rural Americans, they had to raise their voice.

Today, the Center for Rural Affairs works on everything rural. Our policy work spans the nation and is focused in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Our on-the-ground work with communities and farmers takes place in Iowa and Nebraska. We lend to small businesses and homeowners in Nebraska. A new initiative lends to meat and poultry producers in multiple states.

Join us as we celebrate 50 years with interviews from Executive Director Brian Depew, Board President Dennis Demmel, Farm and Community Director Sandra Renner, Women's Business Center Director Jessica Campos, and Policy Director Johnathan Hladik. 

We plan to be around for another 50 years, fighting the rural fight.