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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Center for Rural Affairs - Annual Gathering

Center for Rural Affairs Annual Gathering

at University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska

Lyons - The Center for Rural Affairs will hold its Annual Gathering on Saturday, February 25, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the University of Nebraska - Kearney, 1013 West 27th Street, Kearney, Nebraska. We recommend parking in the lot east of the student union (Lot 3).

The Nebraskan Student Union is three floors. Registration will take place in the atrium at the southern entrance on the main floor. Nearly all the other activities take place on the second floor adjacent to the large Ponderosa meeting room. The exception is the teach-ins, which will use rooms on all three floors. Check the program on the day of the event to locate teach-in sessions.

The meeting has 14 teach-in sessions. In these informal, small group sessions, participants learn about contemporary rural issues and the Center’s perspective on them.

Following lunch Chuck Hassebrook, a noted authority on farm and rural issues, will keynote with “The State of Rural America”. Hassebrook is the Center’s Executive Director and a regent of the University of Nebraska.

A Gubernatorial Candidate Forum featuring Congressman Tom Osborne, Dave Nabity, and David Hahn will be held in the afternoon, co-hosted by Nebraska Educational Television and Radio. Following the forum participants will be able to meet the candidates while enjoying refreshments before departing for the day.

There will also be a Small Business Fair to shop and browse until early afternoon. The meeting itself is free; there is a charge for lunch and refreshments of $10.00 per person (first-come, first serve basis for lunch tickets).

You can find more information on Kearney, including area accommodations and maps, at the Kearney Visitor’s Bureau, 800-652-9435 or

post a question or comment here or contact, John Crabtree,

Center for Rural Affairs
Values. Worth. Action.


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