Center for Rural Affairs 25th Anniversary Celebration Meeting
Saturday, November 21, 1998
Central Community College
Registration: 8:00 a.m. Program 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public ($5.00 charge for lunch)
For information, contact Marie Powell, 402/846-5428
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Richard Rominger will speak at the
Center for Rural Affairs' 25th Anniversary Celebration meeting scheduled for
Saturday, November 21, 1998 at Central Community College Platte Campus in
Columbus, Nebraska. The day-long meeting is free and open to the public.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the program runs until 5:00 p.m.
Secretary Rominger will be featured in a question-answer session devoted to
USDA's National Commission on Small Farms Report recommending changes to
federal policies that are biased against family farming. Mr. Rominger is a
California farmer and the second in command at the Department of
A panel discussion on the implications of mergers in the seed industry for
family farmers will feature Neil Harl, a distinguished professor of
Economics at Iowa State University and one of the nation's leading experts
in agricultural law and economics. A second panel on a new rural development
model that brings good jobs, a healthy environment, and increased profits to
communities will feature Cornelia Flora, North Central Regional Center for
Rural Development, Iowa State University.
Other meeting sessions will explore agricultural business planning and
marketing, youth entrepreneurship, rural schools, global warming, and women
in agriculture. Michael Cotter, a humorist and storyteller from Austin,
Minnesota, will entertain after lunch.
For more information on the meeting, which is free and open to the public,
call Marie Powell at 402/846-5428. The Center for Rural Affairs is a private
nonprofit organization based in Walthill, Nebraska, working for justice,
opportunity, and stewardship in rural America.
Marie Powell, Comm. Director
Center for Rural Affairs
PO Box 406
Walthill, NE 68067
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