Press Releases

We are committed to keeping the issues facing rural America in the news media. Here you'll find news on the work we do on public policy, farming and ranching, small businesses, and rural communities.

AUBURN, NEBRASKA – Existing, transitioning, and start-up small business owners have an opportunity to examine their ventures in “Business Plan Basics,” a free workshop organized by the Center for...
  • Small Business
WISNER, NEBRASKA – Small business owners and managers, aspiring business owners, and community partners are invited to Coffee Tables for the Cuming and Burt counties area. The networking event is...
  • Small Business
SUPERIOR, NEBRASKA – A workshop for business owners interested in learning about everything involved in the employee hiring process is set for Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Superior, hosted by the Center for...
  • Small Business
PENDER, NEBRASKA – Business owners are invited to attend a marketing workshop in Pender, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs, Pender Community Center, and Freyday Freelance.
  • Small Business
Fremont, Nebraska - The Center for Rural Affairs is hosting a free workshop for aspiring farmers, people who own or co-own more than 40 acres, may have inherited farmland, or are experiencing...
  • Farm and Food
MADRID, IOWA—A trio of local community leaders have been announced as panelists for an upcoming Rural Resiliency Forum in Madrid.
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Currently, Nebraskans spend $4.4 billion on food, 90 percent of which is sourced from outside the state. The Nebraska Food Council and the Center for Rural Affairs advocate for the...
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Each day, 29 million students participate in the national school lunch program. The Center for Rural Affairs and Nebraska Food Council advocate for the Child Nutrition Act...
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Towns
CENTRAL CITY, NEBRASKA—Community members are invited to a conversation to explore the topic of redistricting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Central City.
  • Small Towns
Superior, Nebraska - An Advanced QuickBooks workshop will be offered to local entrepreneurs and business owners on Wednesday, Dec. 4. This event is sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and...
  • Small Business
WALTHILL, NEBRASKA – Handmade jewelry, shawls, crafts, and beadwork made by members of the Omaha Tribe are among items available at the sixth annual Christmas Bazaar on Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Thursday...
  • Small Towns
TILDEN, NEBRASKA—Community members are invited to a conversation about legislative issues on Thursday, Dec. 5, in Tilden.
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Farmers and ranchers are invited to participate in four webinars on crop insurance in December.
  • Small Towns
MADRID, IOWA— Local leaders will facilitate a discussion about strategies to build community resilience on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Madrid, Iowa.
  • Farm and Food
O’Neill, Nebraska - Entrepreneurs and business owners in the O’Neill area are invited to attend two workshops focused on small business training. These free events are sponsored by the Center for...
  • Small Business
SCRIBNER, NEBRASKA – A QuickBooks Basics workshop will be offered to local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Scribner area on Monday, Dec. 2. This free event is sponsored by the Center for...
  • Small Business
NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs is hosting a free workshop for aspiring farmers, people who own or co-own more than 40 acres, may have inherited farmland, or are experiencing...
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA — Affecting not only physical, but mental and emotional well-being, oral health is a critical and complex issue that spans beyond straight teeth and a white smile, according to a white...
  • Rural Health
LYONS, NEBRASKA— The Center for Rural Affairs is offering a robust slate of recommendations for programs covered under the 2018 farm bill as part of a white paper released today. “Conservation for...
  • Farm and Food
PONCA, NEBRASKA—Community members are invited to a conversation about legislative issues on Monday, Nov. 25, in Ponca, Nebraska. Hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, this free event will be held...
  • Small Towns