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2016 Rural Regional Forums


In September 2016 the Rural Futures Institute co-hosted three Rural Regional Forums across Nebraska with local steering committees in West Point, North Platte and Chadron. The forums included overviews of RFI-funded engagement projects, tours of the communities that highlighted successes, a “community visioning” process for area youth, discussions with business, education and health care leaders and group work that aimed to address challenges in each region. Get details »


2016 Connecting Young Nebraskans Summit


RFI’s Connecting Young Nebraskans network for professionals throughout the state hosted the 2016 CYN Summit in York, Neb., on Oct. 28. The theme was “Creating Life Balance!” Lisa Gunderson delivered a keynote on reality-based leadership, RFI’s Chief Futurist Dr. Connie Remiers-Hild presented “The Future of Leadership” and RFI’s Executive Director Chuck Schroeder provided “Young Leaders Are Change-Makers.” Get details »


Visiting Presenter, Paul Genho, Ph.D.


Agricultural systems expert Paul Genho, Ph.D., visited the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 to share insights into the beef and agricultural industries as well as leadership and management from his 50 years of experience in acquiring and managing agricultural properties worldwide. View presentations »


2015 Rural Futures Conference

2014 Regional Forums

2013 Rural Futures Conference

2012 Rural Futures Conference