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.

LYONS, NEBRASKA – With the average age of a U.S. farmer at nearly 60 years, and millions of acres expected to change hands over the next few years, many Americans are thinking about who the next...
  • Farm and Food
WAYNE, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs and business owners in the Wayne area are invited to a series of workshops focused on small business training. These free events are sponsored by the Center for Rural...
  • Small Business
ALBION, NEBRASKA – Business owners are invited to attend a marketing workshop in Albion, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs and Boone County Development Agency.
  • Small Business
PIERCE, NEBRASKA – Two workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in Pierce. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, Pierce Chamber of Commerce, and the...
  • Small Business
BENNET, NEBRASKA – Community members are invited to a conversation about legislative issues on Monday, Sept. 30, in Bennet, Nebraska. The event will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., at Bennet American Legion...
  • Small Towns
FREMONT, NEBRASKA – Community leaders are invited to a free training focusing on community building, sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and Civity.
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Small business owners and those who serve them, including lenders and resource providers, are invited to take a short survey to help identify the changing needs of small businesses...
  • Small Business
BRAINARD, NEBRASKA – Beekeepers and landowners are invited to a learning circle on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at 2030 30 Rd., near Brainard, Nebraska.
  • Farm and Food
MURDOCK, NEBRASKA – Beekeepers and landowners are invited to a learning circle on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Stock Seed Farms, 28008 Mill Rd., near Murdock, Nebraska.
  • Farm and Food
AINSWORTH, IOWA – Researchers Lance Gunderson and Liz Haney will be the keynote speakers for “Resiliency in Agriculture” on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Ainsworth, Iowa, hosted by the Center for Rural...
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA— Farmers and ranchers have one thing in common: the need to manage risk, from weather, markets, or other forces.
  • Farm and Food
RANDOLPH, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs and business owners in the Randolph area are invited to a series of workshops focused on small business training. These free events are sponsored by the Center for...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Clean power commitments have increased at the county and city levels, with 11 counties and 104 cities nationwide pledging to 100 percent clean energy goals at the end of 2018. As...
  • Environment
SUPERIOR, NEBRASKA – Business owners are invited to attend a marketing workshop in Superior, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs and Superior Chamber of Commerce.
  • Small Business
HARTINGTON, NEBRASKA – Free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Hartington area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and Hartington Public...
  • Small Business
STROMSBURG, NEBRASKA – A two-day QuickBooks workshop will be offered to local entrepreneurs and business owners on Monday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 16. This free event is sponsored by the Center for...
  • Small Business
AINSWORTH, IOWA – Farmers, landowners, and community members are invited to attend “Resiliency in Agriculture” on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Featuring information about soil health, carbon sequestration, and...
  • Environment
  • Farm and Food
PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA – Wind, solar, and other renewable energy priorities in South Dakota will be discussed in a community conversation in Pierre on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
  • Environment
MACY, NEBRASKA – The Omaha Nation Community Farmers Market has reopened for its sixth season. The market is part of the Omaha Nation Community Garden Project, a joint effort between the Center for...
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Towns
CRETE, NEBRASKA – Learn about the role and importance of bees in food production, and how they shape our natural landscapes and support other wildlife in a free workshop hosted by the Center for Rural...
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Towns