Mean What You Say

In a world where packers own all the hogs and cattle, what need is there for farmers and ranchers? That question haunts me as the farm bill debate progresses.

Pioneering Spirit

There are those who go with the flow and there are those who give it “the whole nine yards.” In rural America, the latter have an enormous impact.

Conference a True Success

Despite last week's impending blizzard, over 500 people gathered on February 28th in Kearney for the Center for Rural Affairs' Marketplace: Opening Doors to Success; the first entrepreneurship conference of its kind in Nebraska and surrounding states.

Entrepreneurship Week in Nebraska

Well, we made it. After a full year of preparations, Marketplace ( has finally arrived. We have reached our goal of 500 registered participants. And so, on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 the Center for Rural Affairs will host the first of its kind in Nebraska entrepreneurship event in Kearney.


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