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Administration, Communications and Development
Growing up in Lyons, Nebraska, I experienced first-hand the closeness of a farming community. Every day during the summer, my brother, sister and I rode our bikes to the pool, then spent our evenings at the baseball field. During Christmas, we would receive breads and trays of sweets from our neighbors, returning the favor. And on May Day we delivered May baskets.
I’ve been involved with the Center for quite some time. I started as an intern in 2006, and since I have held various roles, including a member of the Center Board of Directors.
After spending 10 years working at community newspapers and as a communications professional promoting small businesses, in 2016, I returned home to the Center. I'm proud to continue the tradition of bringing you hope and inspiration through the newsletter, blog, and website.
I believe that everyone has a story, from the person who owns the bakery to the person who lives at the end of the mail route and raises goats. I enjoy sharing those stories with others through the newsletter, website, social media and various publications.
The Beginning Veteran Farmer Tax Credit seeks to expand Nebraska’s existing beginning farmer tax credit program. The credit would, it would add a 1 percent incentive for property and landowners who rent agricultural property or assets to a qualified beginning veteran farmer.
This 2019 calendar illustrates month-by-month the accomplishments you helped us achieve in 2018. With your help, small businesses are open and expanding; food systems are created and thriving; and rural people across the country are making their voices heard. Your donations and your actions helped lift the future of the Center and the people we serve.