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Release Date Contact(s)
09/16/2020 Virtual QuickBooks training scheduled

Jessica Campos, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director, wbc@cfra.org, 402.870.1521; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

09/02/2020 Small business workshops set for September

Jessica Campos, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director, jessicac@cfra.org, 402.870.1521; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

09/01/2020 Nebraska, Iowa farmers among nation’s leading participants in CSP

Kate Hansen, policy assistant, kateh@cfra.org, 515.215.1294; Teresa Hoffman, policy communications associate, teresah@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1012; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

08/31/2020 Weeks after derecho, rural Iowans left out of federal response

Cody Smith, policy associate, codys@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1016; Teresa Hoffman, policy communications associate, teresah@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1012; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1025

08/26/2020 U.S. Rep. Axne to participate in virtual forum on climate change

Kayla Bergman, policy associate, Center for Rural Affairs, kaylab@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1034; Matt Russell, executive director, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, director@iowaipl.org, 515.689.1112; Teresa Hoffman, policy communications associate, teresah@cfra.org, 402.687.2100, ext. 1012.

08/25/2020 Challenges facing small meat processors to be discussed during virtual town hall

Nathan Beacom, policy associate, nathanb@cfra.org , 402.687.2100 ext 1032; Teresa Hoffman, policy communications associate, teresah@cfra.org, 402.687.2100, ext. 1012; Rhea Landholm, brand marketing & communications manager,  rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

08/21/2020 Meyer named to Center for Rural Affairs Board

Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

08/19/2020 Women's Learning Circle focuses on Simply Sunflower pollinators

Erin Schoenberg, project associate, erins@cfra.org, 402.499.2781; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

08/18/2020 Small business workshop to focus on developing a marketing plan

Jessica Campos, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director, wbc@cfra.org, 402.870.1521; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

08/17/2020 Dilly named to Center for Rural Affairs Board 

Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

08/12/2020 Center to host virtual forum with Iowa State Sen. Wahls

Cody Smith, policy associate, codys@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1016; Teresa Hoffman, policy communications associate, teresah@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1012; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

08/10/2020 Virtual rural farmers market trainings set

Erin Schoenberg, project associate, erins@cfra.org, 402.499.2781; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

08/06/2020 Legislation would extend loan forgiveness to rural businesses previously left behind

Johnathan Hladik, policy director, johnathanh@cfra.org , 402.687.2100 ext 1014; Teresa Hoffman, policy communications associate, teresah@cfra.org, 402.687.2100, ext. 1012; Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,  rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

07/29/2020 Supporting energy efficiency programs benefits South Dakotans

Heidi Kolbeck-Urlacher, South Dakota policy assistant, heidiku@cfra.org, 605. 240.0039; Teresa Hoffman, policy communications associate, teresah@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1012; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025.

07/24/2020 Online QuickBooks training set for Aug. 5

Jessica Campos, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director, wbc@cfra.org, 402.870.1521; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

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