Small Towns

Rural communities hold the keys to survival in their own hands. With help from policies that build on their strengths as desirable places to live and raise families, they can thrive.

We work alongside the Omaha Nation and Santee Sioux Tribes as well as the Nebraska Indian Community College to nurture food systems. We offer activities to foster cultural traditions, improve diets, better health, and support families growing fruits and vegetables. Fresh, healthy food in your hands...
Communities that invest in themselves can better keep and attract the people who energize communities and create new businesses. Throughout America, many rural communities are losing people, businesses, jobs, and vibrancy. It’s time for a rural recovery. Building Blocks for Rural Recovery Rural...
We work with you to promote policy that makes health insurance affordable for small businesses, entrepreneurs and family farmers and ranchers and to ensure policy supports small town doctors, clinics, and hospitals. Rural people have less access to health networks and health care providers, greater...
Food is a central part of all of our lives. Where our food comes from matters - for our health, for the vitality of our communities, for our wallets, and for the environment. We work with rural communities to build healthy, sustainable, local food systems. Our goal is to create food production and...
State and national policy directly impact how we live. We always need advocates to speak up for rural America. We work on a variety of issues. When we work with supporters, we use the same general tools to advocate across our issues. This page outlines some general resources about tools and tactics...