A follower of the Center for Rural Affairs’ work since the mid-1970s, Jane has used the organization as a resource for reliable information when advocating for rural education and health care issues.
She also looks to the Center to gain knowledge on policies affecting family farms like hers, which has been in her husband’s family for more than 100 years.
Jane has worked in a variety of settings as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, and being on the board has challenged her and expanded her awareness of the activities going on in the Midwest promoting healthy rural communities.
With children and grandchildren living in rural and urban Nebraska, who will be affected by policies that are made today, Jane is interested in connecting others to the resources the Center has to offer on a wide variety of rural issues.
Jane joined the board in March 2020.