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The Rural Futures Institute is Hiring!

I received an email (below) from the Rural Futures Institute regarding a Graphic Design/Electronic Media Specialist position.  I know a lot of talented people follow this blog and wanted to get the word out to everyone!  

Contact the Rural Futures Institute if you are interested in applying.

Be You & Do Something Cool in Graphic Design!!

-Dr. Connie

The Rural Futures Institute is hiring a Graphic Design/Electronic Media Specialist.  We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference in the lives of rural people and places, who understands the RFI’s mission and vision, and has a passion for community. Please share this opportunity with those who may be interested.


The job will only be posted for a couple of weeks, so please share this with your networks!

The Rural Futures Institute Team






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Human Resource Management Survey of Nebraska Ag Producers: Your Opportunity to Participate!

As businesses grow, owners may find it necessary to hire individuals to assist with a variety of responsibilities. Hiring individuals leads to more managerial responsibilities and questions about how to best recruit, train, and manage employees. We, a group of UNL Extension Educators focused on growing Nebraska businesses, are seeking to better understand the human resource education needs of Nebraska’s growing agricultural businesses in order to develop programming and materials to meet these needs. To do this we are conducting an online survey to determine what human resource topics are important to Nebraska’s farmers/ranchers and to learn what delivery methods (in person, online, etc.) are preferred. We would appreciate it if you took a few minutes to complete the online survey at:

The survey should take approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete, you must be at least 19 years old to participate, and participation is entirely voluntary. If you have any questions regarding this questionnaire please feel free to contact: Jessica G. Jones ( or 402-335-3669).

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Leadership Advice from Washington DC


Great leadership advice from the blog of UNL Extension’s Dr. Lindsay Chichester! Thanks for sharing this great post Lindsay!!

Originally posted on Agri-Cultural with Dr. Lindsay:

As previously mentioned (here and here), I am fortunate to be part of the National Extension Leadership Development (NELD) NorthCentral 2014 cohort. This is a year-long professional development training for my colleagues and I from land-grant Universities from the Mid-West.

In front of the Capital!

We just wrapped up our third session in Washington DC where we focused on the effects of power, influence, ethics, and environmental situations on leadership. We had the opportunity to meet with the leaders of various corporations, institutions, non-profit organizations, as well as our respective elected state officials, their staffers, and many others.

Nebraska NELD members with Senator Deb Fischer

Over the course of the past five days our group asked the various leaders we met to share their journey to get where they are today, as well as their leadership skills and attributes with us. They also shared what leadership looks like…

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Become a Produce Pickler Pro


Pack a peck of perfect pickles into a jar! From classic dills to unusual pickled vegetables/fruits, you’ll learn the facts and science behind preserving produce in a tangy, salty brine. This demonstration class will provide the foundation and motivation to can using current, research-based techniques. Come and learn ways to preserve excess garden veggies, enjoy delicious pickles and to supplement your food budget.

The cost will be $5.00 and Nancy Urbanec, Associate Extension Assistant with UNL-Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office will be your instructor.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

10 – 11:30 am

Miller Dohrmann Farm

10025 North 48th Street

Omaha, NE 68152


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