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Recent posts by Liz Daehnke

Enriqueta’s advice is for all to consider farming

Enriqueta Martinez can do it all—from creating artisan hammocks to designing wedding and quinceañera dresses to her current passion, farming.

Her agricultural life started in Mexico, where her parents taught her to farm. She lived in California and since moved to Nebraska, where Enriqueta and her family continue to farm today.

Staff spotlight: New development director will use superpowers in rural America

Nick Bergin is a big believer in superheroes.

As a child, he lost himself in the fantasies written of those possessing powers beyond this world. Today, he searches for new kinds of superpowers—those found within the hardworking people who live in rural America.

Newly hired as development director for the Center for Rural Affairs, Nick is looking forward to meeting more superheroes and helping them discover and lever their own powers. He says this role hits close to home.

Center staff member recognized for commitment to community

Gladys Godinez seeks out opportunities, and constantly strives to make a difference with her work—which has led to her receiving the Special Recognition Award for “outstanding vital contribution to the Latino-Hispanic community in Nebraska.”

The community organizing associate for the Center for Rural Affairs was honored during the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Heritage Breakfast this fall.