CARI is an outreach effort of the Department of Ag Economics at the University of Nebraska. This interdisciplinary center offers programming and research in the area of economic and community development and sustainable agriculture.
Congratulations to Scott Shaner of the the minnow PROJECT for receiving the Gold Winner Award from the 2011 Go Green Advertising Awards with the 2011 BFBLN Local Food Guide!!
Produce Measurement Regulations at Farmers' Marketsby NxBizSuccess
Steve Malone, Administrator of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures Division (or 402.471.4292), shares the "how-to" on correctly packaging produce for a farmers' market. Also available, a University of Nebraska publication on Weights and Measures.
Be a Part of the Plan - Engaging People - Linking the WorldCornhusker Economics May 23, 2012
by Charlotte Narjes, Becky Vogt, Connie Hancock & Jan Jackson Cejka
Exploring efforts to increase broadband adoption and utilization in Nebraska will increase community vitality and economic growth. The Nebraska Broadband Initiative, which is in its third year, is designed to increase adoption and utilization of broadband in communities/regions with an empasis on unserved and underserved regions.
Rural Nebraskans’ Ties to AgricultureCornhusker Economics July 11, 2012
by Becky Vogt, Randy Cantrell & Bradley Lubben
A recent report released by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Department of Agricultural Economics and the UNL Bureau of Business Research outlines the economic impact of agriculture to Nebraska. Using 2010 data, the report concludes that agriculture provides over 40 percent of the state’s total business receipts, 26.9 percent of the state’s gross state product and 24 percent of the state’s total workforce. In short, the report concludes that more than a fourth of Nebraska’s economy can be attributed to the agricultural production complex.
Community Images: What They Communicate to New ResidentsCornhusker Economics April 18, 2012
by Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel
Images are undeniably powerful communication tools. When part of a rural community web page, images can help to quickly convey the desired message and showcase the community’s “brand,” the specific amenities the community has to offer to new residents. Using images to depict this brand can be much more effective than trying to describe it using facts or words. For example, instead of listing crime statistics to portray your community as safe, using a picture of unattended and unlocked bicycles in front of the community swimming pool can more effectively convey that message.