Faculty Research

CARI affiliated faculty as well as faculty from the Department of Agricultural Economics frequently undertake research projects with important implications for rural Nebraska. The results of their research can help policy makers, community leaders and local residents make informed decisions that will benefit their future.

Community Marketing

You will find initial research information, conducted in Nebraska from 2006 to 2008, on new resident recruitment and retention, and a current three-state integrated project on community marketing that was started in 2008 and will be completed in 2012. Both projects were funded by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Research Initiative (NRI) Rural Development grants.

Rural Poll

Since its beginning in 1996, the Nebraska Rural Poll has served as the aggregated voice of rural Nebraskans for policy issues. Poll findings are distributed to state legislators, staff members of the Nebraska congressional delegation and other state and local leaders to facilitate their policy decision making with rural issues in mind.


A list valuable links that are useful during the research process.