Retaining walls that last

Retaining walls that last

Far too many retaining wall projects start with this simple step: homeowners see a clearance sale on retaining wall blocks, make an educated guess how...

December 23rd, 2019 |  


Connecting housing and economic development

The Center for Rural Affairs has long focused on strategies to support economic vitality for small communities. Our work to assist small businesses, d...

December 19th, 2019 |  


What are you reading?

For as long as I can remember, the gift of books has been a part of every birthday and Christmas celebration. As a librarian, I have access to almost ...

December 18th, 2019 |  



Preventing child abuse deaths

Preventing child abuse deaths

In 2017, the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System estimated that 1,720 children died from abuse and neglect. Even one child’s death is o...

December 17th, 2019 |  


Plant hardiness: It’s on the map

Plant hardiness: It’s on the map

Now that winter has arrived, you may be wondering how your plants will hold up. Will there be empty places in your landscape this spring? What can you...

December 17th, 2019 |  


Bring responsible food choices into schools

Each day, 29 million students participate in the national school lunch program. The Nebraska Food Council is urging Congress to reauthorize the Child ...

December 12th, 2019 |  


Still standing in amazement

Still standing in amazement

Through the years I’ve had many people tell me I had an “old soul.” It took me a while to figure out what that meant, but as the yea...

December 11th, 2019 |  


The women who carry a heavy load at Christmas

As we approach Christmas day let’s take a moment to salute the grand women of Christmas.My wife knocks herself out preparing for events like Tha...

December 11th, 2019 |  


Helping foster youth find safe, stable homes

Helping foster youth find safe, stable homes

A safe, stable home is the foundation for opportunity – without it, it can be hard to hold down a job, pursue a degree, and to build a life.But ...

December 10th, 2019 |  


Trim strips save maintenance

Trim strips save maintenance

Trimming grass under fences and around obstacles is one of the most boring and repetitive landscape maintenance chores. Many farmers and homeowners ad...

December 10th, 2019 |