Rural Futures Day: September 27, 2012

Rural Futures Day

On September 27, 2012 the University of Nebraska (NU) will announce plans to form a Rural Futures Institute – pending final approval by the Board of Regents at their October meeting.

The announcement will be made in the rural community of Columbus, Nebraska and begin at 10:30 am. NU President Milliken, NU Vice President Ronnie Green and special guest USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development Doug O’Brien will speak.

The Rural Futures Institute is a natural outgrowth of the university’s land-grant mission, which is being celebrated at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) this week because this year marks the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Morrill Act that created land-grant universities.

“The Rural Futures Institute is one important way the University of Nebraska will continue to fulfill its land-grant mission in the 21st century,” NU President James B. Milliken said.

A program of today’s Rural Futures Day event is available below, and video clips of the event will be available later this week.

Rural Futures Day program