|Register now for rural conference|
Registrations are being accepted for the Rural Jobs, Rural Opportunities Conference being held Monday, March 29 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 Second Ave. in Kearney, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT.
Focus will be placed on linking financial and technical resources with entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders interested in the creation and preservation of jobs.
The registration fee for this conference is $25 with a registration deadline of March 22.
USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul encourages residents, business owners, youth and community leaders to attend.
Speakers for the conference include Judith Canales, the Rural Business-Cooperative Services’ administrator, Dr. Randy Cantrell, the senior fellow for the Center for Applied Rural Innovation and development specialist with the Nebraska Rural Initiative at the University of Nebraska, Brad Moline, the president of Allo Communication Inc., and Bruce and Sue Ann Switzer, owners and managers of the Switzer Ranch.
Additionally, expert panelists will facilitate the break out discussions and will touch on the topics of guaranteed loans/access to credit, broadband, local foods, eco-tourism, business opportunities/business transition, revolving loan fund, renewable energy and local funding for community economic development.