Deadline Coming up for Farmers Market Promotion Grants

The last day to submit applications for the 2007 Farmers Market Promotion Grants is tomorrow (Friday).  Mike Heavrin with the Center for Rural Affairs says there are thousands of dollars available to communities that want to either start a farmers market or spruce up the one they have.

Weekly Column: Preserving History, Preserving Community

The Center for Rural Affairs often emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurship in rural communities. For one rural community, entrepreneurship has kept the small town alive.

St. James, Nebraska was once a thriving farm community, but like many rural towns, found itself quickly dwindling. The town was struggling, and after the church was closed and the remaining building burned to the ground in 2000, the old school house and a few other establishments were about the only signs that a town existed.


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