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Building a Theory of Positive Youth Leadership Identity

February 20, 2018
Introduction The United States is poised to experience one of the largest transfers of leadership in its history, as evidenced by employed individuals aged 45 and over holding approximately 56 percent of all management occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, …
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Happy Holidays From RFI

December 21, 2017
  As demonstrated by our belief statements, “together with our partners” is not just a filler phrase we use in passing to describe the work we do. Rather, it is an essential, critical element that we all must employ to …
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NEWS RELEASE: RFI-Funded Research Project Receives International and National Attention

December 12, 2017
LINCOLN, Neb. — December 12, 2017 — Marketing Hometown America, a funded research project from the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska, is receiving national and international attention.  Led by RFI Faculty Fellow Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, the project is designed …
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Obesity Intervention and Service Learning

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2017 Summary In an effort to combat the epidemic of rural pediatric obesity, Peru State College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, in partnership with rural stakeholders, seek to develop a new service-learning course for undergraduates. …
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RFI PROJECT UPDATE: Rural Narratives on Welcoming Communities

December 4, 2017
 We are excited to share the latest about each of our 2017 RFI research and teaching projects throughout the next few weeks. First up, “Rural Narratives on Welcoming Communities,” which is led by RFI Faculty Fellow Athena Ramos of …
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September 27, 2017
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Articles, Releases & More

June 13, 2017
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Serviceship

February 10, 2017
students serving communities
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Welcome Theresa

February 24, 2016
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Webinars

November 23, 2015
RURAL FUTURES — WHAT MORE DO WE NEED TO KNOW? International Seminar and Webinar featuring Professor Richard Wakeford, Visiting Professor of Environment, Land Use and Rural Strategy, Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom. In thinking about Nebraska’s rural future in …
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Poster Competition Winners

November 13, 2015
Graduate Student Poster Competition Award Winners Top Prize – $625 each Joshua Fergen*, Anne Junod, Mary Emery, Across the 100th Meridian: Comparing Quality of Life in the Rural Cultures of the American West & Midwest, South Dakota State University Felix Fernando*, …
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Wakeford Seminar

November 10, 2015
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CIRD Issues Request for Proposals

November 3, 2015
Funding and Design Assistance Available for Rural Communities Citizen’s Institute on Rural DesignTM Issue Request for Proposals Tuesday, October 27, 2015 View PDF New York, NY— The Citizens’ Institute on Rural DesignTM (CIRD) has issued a request for proposals to rural …
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Igniting Powerful Action

October 12, 2015
Igniting Powerful Action with Dr. Denise A. Trudeau Polkas, leadership coach with Blue Egg Leadership and SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy We live in the age of overflowing resources. You have the opportunity to Pick YOUR TOMATOES and chose from dozens …
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RFI Hosts Regional Forums

August 27, 2014
The University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute will host a series of regional forums this fall aimed at showcasing success stories in Nebraska communities and sharing outcomes of RFI-funded projects that are serving the people of the state.   Registration …
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Connecting Young Nebraskans Summit

August 4, 2014
Registration is now open for the 2014 CYN Summit! Young leaders from Kearney, Hastings and Grand Island are coming together to create a dynamic conference for young leaders across the state of Nebraska. On November 7th, young Nebraskans from across …
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Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Outreach Tour

July 30, 2014
On August 4-5, 2014, Student Attorneys from the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at the University of Nebraska College of Law will travel to Chadron, Scottsbluff, and Broken Bow as part of a rural outreach tour. Student Attorneys John Cantril, Preston Peterson, …
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Funded grants announced

April 28, 2014
Since the Rural Futures Conference this past November, teams have been coming together to submit grant applications for one or both of the Rural Futures Institute’s competitive grant programs. After several rounds and multiple review sessions, the RFI is pleased …
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New Broadband Survey Notes Progress…

April 25, 2014
NEWS RELEASE FROM IANR NEWS SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA                 — New Broadband Survey Notes Progress in Four Years in Nebraska April 24, 2014 New Broadband Survey Notes Progress in Four Years in Nebraska LINCOLN, Neb. — Although elderly and …
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Are you wondering about the next RFI Conference?

April 2, 2014
The next Rural Futures Conference will be in the fall of 2015. The exact dates are TBA. Click here for more information.
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New grants page added to RFI website

March 28, 2014
The RFI competitive grants program now occupies it’s own space on the RFI website. View the grants page.
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Community Questions Showcase

March 5, 2014
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“The Great Question Challenge”

February 12, 2014
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, and DuPont Pioneer are partnering to develop a new youth program titled, “The Great Question Challenge”.  The Great Question Challenge is designed to empower high school students to create local …
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Wind turbines

September 21, 2012
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Awards

September 27, 2011
competitive awards program
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Facebook Feed

September 27, 2011
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Latest RFI Tweets

September 27, 2011
Tweets by @rural_futures
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Fellows

September 27, 2011
connecting experts of rural
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Institute

September 27, 2011
about us
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CYN

September 27, 2011
young leaders network
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