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Texas: The oil business is not the only thing booming in Texas, where wind energy is fueling a new boom. Texas now generates 3 percent of its total electricity from wind, making it the leading producer of wind in the nation. California, Minnesota, and Iowa follow in wind generating capacity. Farmers with turbines on their land profit from the boom.

Information on Local Food Requested

Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace is a new joint funding venture between the Gates and Kellogg Foundations in support of local food. The Wallace Center at Winrock International, in partnership with the Training & Development Corporation, have set out to find, analyze, and present 24 diverse models of community owned food enterprises from around the world.

MarketPlace Once Again a Success

Over 550 people gathered in Columbus, Nebraska, on February 27, 2008, for the Center for Rural Affairs’ second annual Marketplace: Opening Doors to Success. It’s the only entrepreneurial conference of its kind in Nebraska and surrounding states.

Rural People Recognized

On the eve of the MarketPlace: Opening Doors to Success conference held in Columbus, Nebraska on February 27, 2008, the Center for Rural Affairs honored several rural citizens for their efforts, integrity, and leadership. We’re proud to briefly introduce these outstanding folks to you.

Development Matters

What’s an endowment? An endowment is a collection of money that is given to an organization or institution with a stipulation that the funds will be invested to earn interest rather than spent immediately.

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