Leadership training
Small Towns
To thrive, rural communities must invest in themselves and their futures, including rural schools and rural leaders.

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.

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...
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...
We work alongside community members in four tribes: Winnebago Tribe, Umonhon Tribe, Ponca Tribe, and Santee Tribe 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...
The Center for Rural Affairs Women’s Business Center provides free services to all Nebraskans to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow successful businesses. Funds from the Small Business Administration and private donors secure our ability to work in communities across the...