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Recent posts by Liz Daehnke

Staff Spotlight: Policy is personal for Jordan

As policy manager with the Center for Rural Affairs, advocating on behalf of rural families hits close to home for Jordan Rasmussen.

“To many people, policy work may seem wonky and distanced from humanity, but for me, policy is personal,” said Jordan. “Behind each policy area that I work on is a family member, a friend, a rural Nebraskan whose quality of life is impacted by the legislation we advocate for.”

Small-town clinic gets to the heart of hometown health care

Kristi Eggers was raised rural, and has always loved helping others. Little did she know those two aspects of her life would forge a lifelong career and passion for rural health care.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Kristi’s love of rural began on the farm where she grew up. As a teenager, Kristi volunteered after school each day as a candy striper at her local hospital, a position which sparked her interest in the medical field.

Bernt family lives by their farm motto: producing healthy foods for healthy families

Clear Creek Organic Farm, in Spalding, Nebraska, hosts more than crops and livestock.

The Bernt family has run the operation for more than 125 years and in that time, it has grown to not only include the traditional elements of a farm, but now also hosts recreational events, such as a recent concert benefiting Nebraska flood victims, and a tanking business along the Cedar River.