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Recent posts by Liz Daehnke

Staff spotlight: Jack dives into data at the Center

Rural America—once a part of your life, always a part of your life.

While many people can relate to this idea, Jack Dill knows this to be true from personal experience.

Growing up on a family farm in south central Nebraska, Jack was raised rural. After living in Nebraska’s largest city, Omaha, for 20 years, he’s now back to rural America, and resides outside of Fort Calhoun, on a small acreage.

Recently, he took on the role of data and evaluation manager at the Center for Rural Affairs—home of the unapologetically rural.

Recalling the O’Neill raid, one year later

Community organizing associate for the Center for Rural Affairs, Gladys Godinez, spends her days working toward inclusion in rural communities. She carefully prepares for and hosts events to bring communities together.

But, on Aug. 8, 2018, she found herself in the middle of a community torn apart.

Floristería arma un ramo de éxitos a través de REAP

Yomara Hernández ha tenido una historia de amor de toda la vida con todo lo floral.

Desde temprana edad, ayudó a su madre a hacer flores de tela para ramos de novia y decoraciones para bodas con flores naturales y artificiales. Su madre solía venderlos como juegos completos, y ahora Yomara también se dedica a los arreglos florales.

Florist arranges bouquet of success through REAP

Yomara Hernandez has had a lifelong love affair with all things floral.

From an early age, she helped her mother make fabric flowers for bridal bouquets, and decorations for weddings with natural and artificial flowers. Her mother used to sell them as complete sets, and now Yomara makes her living selling flowers, too.