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Poll shows rural Nebraskans view higher education as crucial

Rural Nebraskans believe higher education is important for individuals and for building a strong economy, according to the 2015 Nebraska Rural Poll.

ExtensionCorps volunteer honored by ServeNebraska

Jonnisha McCleod, a 2014-2015 AmeriCorps Service Scholar in the Nebraska Extension ExtensionCorps program, has been honored as a finalist for a ServeNebraska Step Forward Award in the National Service Volunteer category.

At Rural Futures Conference, a Path From Hope to Action

Hope inspires vision. That was the message of the third national Rural Futures Conference this week at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. More than 600 people from 18 states and three countries gathered to discuss finding hope for the rural United States.

Buffetts Discuss How to Find Hope in a Hungry World

Through their travels to places such as Brazil, India, Ghana, Rwanda and Congo, Howard G. Buffett and his son Howard W. Buffett have come to recognize that it's important to understand the country-, culture- and environment-specific challenges every country faces. The Buffetts spoke to an overflow audience at Nebraska Innovation Campus on Wednesday evening in the first Heuermann Lecture of the 2015-16 season.

Poll: Rural Nebraskans Say Communities are Changing for Better

Rural Nebraskans gave positive ratings to their communities, while optimism about the expected change in their community has increased over the past five years, the 2015 Nebraska Rural Poll shows.

Fall Festival for Maxwell Arboretum is Oct. 15

The public is invited to the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum's fall festival on Oct. 15.

BugFest Open House Set for Sept.20

"BugFest," the annual open house for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Entomology, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in Entomology Hall on UNL's East Campus.

Rodeo Teams Will Compete for Scholarships at Nebraska State Fair

The third annual Nebraska High School Rodeo will take place Sept.7 at the Nebraska State Fair. For the first time, the fair will co-host the rodeo with college rodeo teams from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture-Curtis, Chadron State College, Hastings College and Mid-Plains Community College.

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