Conference: Rural Futures

The Rural Futures Institute is pleased to formally announce this year’s opening session for The Rural Futures Conference, slated for October 21-23, 2015.

Howard G. and Howard W. Buffett will help set the stage for this year’s conference by sharing with attendees glimpses from their book 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. This conversation will be moderated by Ronnie D. Green, Vice President of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
During this Heuermann Lecture session, conference attendees will join the father-son duo to discover that everyone has the potential to accomplish great things. No matter how big or small, whether locally, nationally, or globally, each person can make a difference. Everyone plays an important role in finding solutions to some of our most challenging problems. Rural communities have many complex challenges and it takes innovation and bold thinking to harness creativity and create an environment where communities can rally around their social assets.
40 Chances presents a way of thinking that speaks to every person wanting to make a difference. It’s a mindset, providing reasons to hope and actions to take that closely aligns with the conference theme, “Hope Inspires Vision.” 40 Chances gives us all inspiration to transform each of our limited chances into opportunities to change the world.

This opening session is jointly sponsored with the Heuermann Lectures in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Conference agendas for each location have been made available for download: Here, for Lincoln & Here, for Curtis

To ensure your spot, we encourage you to register soon. Visit the conference website to register.

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