If you avoided destructive summer storms and are looking at
a big boost in your farming income, a gift to a charitable endowment can leave
a legacy while saving much more in taxes than you might think possible.
The Colorado Health Foundation is
now offering a new repayment program for medical students who agree to practice
in rural areas. The program will pay $150,000 in a three-year period to 18
physicians. The Colorado Community
Health Network and the Colorado
Rural Health Center are partners of the program that seeks to address the shortage
of doctors facing most of Colorado’s
57 rural counties.
Michael Scott Karpovich, a certified professional speaker from Michigan, sums up clearly what it takes to be a leader in rural America. We need diversity of strengths and skills and teamwork to be effective decision makers. He uses the characters in the Wizard of Oz to demonstrate what is needed for an effective leadership team.
The Center for Rural Affairs is planning an Energy Fair at the Hartington, Nebraska, Fairgrounds on September 18, 2008. Workshops and demonstrations are planned for energy conservation, small-scale wind turbines, Nebraska’s C-BED Project (community-owned wind energy), solar collectors, photo voltaics, bio-fuels, methane, and much more. Contact Martin Kleinschmit, 402.254.6893 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.