Happy Holidays From RFI

RFI Staff

Back from left: Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, Shawn Kaskie, Theresa Klein, Katelyn Ideus, Kayla Schnuelle. Front from left: Chuck Schroeder, Lauren Simonsen, Aliese Hoffman, Kim Peterson


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 meet our mission of a thriving high-touch, high-tech rural future.


Thank you to our partners who we can call upon, share with and learn from.




Video Highlights of 2017


We launched RFI Fellows with 26 faculty and community innovation fellows from the University of Nebraska (NU), the state of Nebraska and beyond.


We connected “fierce” rural innovators from Japan with rural experts from NU and Nebraska to learn and share.


Here is an introduction to one of the nine projects we funded this year. There are 50 projects total, all benefiting rural communities in Nebraska and beyond.


We placed student interns in rural communities through 2017 RFI Student Serviceship, and we’re looking forward to 2018!



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