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Center For Rural Affairs

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, Environment, Microfinance, Rural Economic Development, Small Business Development

Mission: Establish strong rural

Programs: National sustainable agriculture coalition - is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

rural enterprise assistance program - provides loans, training, and technical assistance to rural micro entrepreneurs across the full expanse of rural nebraska. It includes a rural women's business center and a rural hispanic business center.

farm and community - supports sustainable development in rural nebraska by providing technichal assistance and training to support value added agriculture, wind energy development, organic farming, new farmers and ranchers, and entrepreneurship.

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The Center for Rural Affairs performs for rural America in on-the-ground entrepreneurial support and training, and in driving policy reform and legislation to support farm families. The Center is the source of specific state laws that provide model support systems to foster rural micro-enterprise, and has been a tireless and effective voice of conscience for reforming agricultural policy to support independent farms. The Center's leadership in opposing corporate-control of agriculture is precedent setting.