Central Iowa community members invited to Rural Resiliency Forum

Farm and Food

Cody Smith, policy associate, codys@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1016; Teresa Hoffman, policy communications associate, teresah@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1012; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1025

MADRID, IOWA— Local leaders will facilitate a discussion about strategies to build community resilience on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Madrid, Iowa.

The Rural Resiliency Forum, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Madrid Community Center, 303 S. Water St.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

“Across Iowa, residents of rural communities are asking themselves what they can do to help their towns become more resilient,” said Cody Smith, policy associate at the Center for Rural Affairs. “We’re excited to host this forum to discuss how water quality, renewable energy, and climate policy can play a role in building a brighter future for rural Iowa.”

The forum will feature local leaders from the surrounding area who will share their work and experiences. Community members are encouraged to come prepared with topics and strategies they would like to explore.

“This event will be a hands-on opportunity where farmers, business owners, local officials, and other community members can have a dialogue about what a more resilient community looks like,” Smith said. “We believe leadership at the local and state levels is critical to ensure communities like Madrid are better equipped for their futures.”

For more information, visit cfra.org/events.