Best Benefit Ever: Making the Farm Bill Easy for Farmers

Associations Now

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation offers members one-on-one assistance with farm bill compliance. Nebraska farmers and landowners parsing the 2014 farm bill now have dedicated expertise at their side to help them make sense of the new law.

Small Towns, Big Gesture: Bar Associations Push Law Students Back to Main Street

Associations Now

In an effort to bring more lawyers to communities in need, the Nebraska State Bar Association has launched a program to place law clerks in small-town practices across the state. Of the 93 counties in Nebraska, nearly a quarter—22—have three or fewer lawyers.

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Futbol Fever Sparks Association Growth

SCD Group

founded in Lincoln, Nebraska, around the 2006 World Cup. Photo by Sarah Coward/news-press.com American Outlaws. is rapidly expanding during the ongoing 2014 World Cup Soccer tournament. Membership is only $29. Benefits include supporting U.S. soccer and receiving a free t-shirt and bandana. $5

Newsjacking Offers Opportunities for Associations

SCD Group

This year, for example, Nebraska (the movie) star and Oscar nominee Bruce Dern received the best actor award and spoke at the “geezers dinner.”

Culture and Strategy are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Jamie Notter

For example, in the research for our latest book , Maddie Grant and I studied a healthcare company in Omaha, Nebraska that provides rehabilitation services to people with brain and spinal chord injuries. This post was originally published on the Switch and Shift blog.

Medical Societies Speak Out on Proposed Aid-in-Dying Bills

Associations Now

Last week a Nebraska legislative committee began deliberations on one such bill , prompting protests from the Nebraska Medical Association and Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians. Though the California Medical Association has taken a neutral stance, other groups in the U.S.

Drug Store Group Launches Immunization Initiative

Associations Now

Hy-Vee, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Nebraska Health Network, and the University of Iowa Health Alliance.

No Paper Needed: Anthropology Association Builds New Review System

Associations Now

In addition to the University Press of Colorado, four other university presses have signed up: the University of Chicago Press, University of Nebraska Press, University of New Mexico Press, and University Press of Florida.

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Repair Association Backs Farmers Seeking to Unlock Tractor Software

Associations Now

Legislatures in eight states, including Nebraska, New York, and Illinois, are considering bills that would require manufacturers to sell repair software for a variety of products, from tractors to phones to home appliances.

Conference Circuit: Net Results

Associations Now

The American Volleyball Coaches Association’s 2015 Annual Convention began earlier this week in Omaha, Nebraska. Location: Omaha, Nebraska. Rundown Attendees: 2,600. Exhibitors: 100 plus.

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How One Advocacy Group Is Making the Case for Open Primaries in New Mexico

Associations Now

Nonprofit Quarterly reports that a ballot measure that passed in Colorado last fall allows for open primaries, and New Mexico Open Primaries points to success stories in California and Nebraska.

How One Association Drummed Up a Moment of Advocacy

Associations Now

Among the crowd were a couple of prominent supporters, including Adrianne Haslet-Davis , a survivor of 2013’s Boston Marathon bombings who lost part of her left leg, and former Nebraska Sen.

Associations Partner On New Journal For STEM Educators

Associations Now

For example, one article focused on the benefits of a partnership between the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska, and local school districts. The new resource will help showcase the possibilities for in- and out-of-the-classroom educational collaborations within the STEM fields.

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Did You Know? It’s Business As Usual For Associations’ Advocacy Activity

Association Adviser

Some state-level education associations, such as the Nebraska State Education Association, serve as teachers’ unions and provide tools and training for education professionals to protect and advance their professional interests in front of their state legislature. The past 11 months have been a heck of a ride for American political junkies, and some might argue for the general public as well.

Why Telemedicine Is Making Major Progress Nationally

Associations Now

The states that scored an A on the report card were Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. With HR departments starting to embrace the technology, telemedicine is on track to see massive growth in 2016.

Lunchtime Links: Peyton Manning’s Omaha Shoutout

Associations Now

That brought the city of Omaha, Nebraska, which doesn’t even have an NFL team, a little welcome attention. The Greater Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau was certainly surprised—and pleased—when the largest city in Nebraska was trending on Twitter this weekend. The city of Omaha found new love for Peyton Manning’s play-calling skills over the weekend. Plus, how to ensure your association’s SEO practices don’t fall victim to Google.

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Happy 100th to the Car Wash! How One Association Is Celebrating

Associations Now

To help celebrate its 70 th anniversary two years ago, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association hired two former employees to create a display of old photographs, documents, paintings, and other artifacts housed in NRECA’s Arlington, Virginia, and Lincoln, Nebraska, offices.

Month of Events Promises to Be Udder Delight for Dairy Lovers

Associations Now

MDA represents farmers across 10 states, including Nebraska, where this weekend’s Moo at the Zoo event let visitors get up close and personal with dairy cows of varying breeds. This June marks the 80th anniversary of National Dairy Month, a celebration of everything the U.S.

Group Touts Local Flavor During National Farmers Market Week

Associations Now

” This year’s Farmers Market Week comes at a time when news has surfaced about a cyclospora outbreak , possibly as a result of tainted salad mixes that came from Mexico and were served in Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants in Iowa and Nebraska.

Small-Scale Mobile Carriers Boost Signal With Collective Clout

Associations Now

Thanks to a new deal with Sprint, the Competitive Carriers Association hopes to give its regional members access to a broader mobile network while boosting access to LTE wireless signals and offering up a potential challenge to Verizon and AT&T.

From the Kids’ Table to the Adults’ Table: Taking Relationships Seriously in a World of Networks

Beth Kanter's Blog

Similarly, Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein, Executive Director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation, a private independent philanthropic trust in Omaha, Nebraska, says, “We place a high priority and value on building enduring relationships with our grantees. Flickr Photo by Banana Custard.

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Social Media Roundup: How AARP Won the Oscars, Too

Associations Now

Dern, alas, didn’t win an Oscar for his role in Nebraska.) AARP’s way of getting in on the Oscars conversation shows that “newsjacking” isn’t limited to social media. Also: When longtime members start to fade, how do you win them back?

Where the Great Places Are: Association Lists Top Neighborhoods, Streets, Spaces

Associations Now

” Lincoln Trails Network, Lincoln, Nebraska: You’ll never be lacking for trails if you visit Lincoln. The American Planning Association’s annual Great Places in America list highlights examples of beautiful, well-planned community hubs.

Airlines, Private Companies Take Stab at Getting Around TSA’s Lines

Associations Now

Former Nebraska Sen. CLEAR, a company that uses biometrics to offer a shortcut at the airport security line, has earned a major boost in recent months. But the strategy, which comes with a yearly membership fee, has proved controversial for some.

SCD Group: Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation?

SCD Group

You CAN clone a cow (apparently), and the cow operates pretty much the same in Iowa as it does in Nebraska. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Thursday, August 9, 2012. Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation?

Drone Journalism: Media Groups Raise First Amendment Concerns

Associations Now

And the agency recently wrote to the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism school advising that the program was operating drones without authorization and saying the devices must be flown indoors only.

Smac! Cancer Where it Hurts.

SocialFish

monkeys to cancer patients at the Nebraska Medical Center. Have you been touched by cancer in your community, family, circle of friends? me too. That’s why I hope you’ll read my friend Jennifer Stauss Windrum’s story and help us Smac! cancer where it hurts.

Nairobi Terror Attack Puts Focus on Mall Security

Associations Now

A 2007 shooting in a Nebraska shopping mall played a major role in boosting security. While the scale of the Westgate Mall incident in Kenya this week has drawn attention to the need for mall security, one industry group says that focus was already there—and will likely intensify here at home.

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Here It Is: Another Article About Millennials

Associations Now

McCoy, journalism professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in an interview with Inside Higher Ed. “To If you’ve heard one story about those weird, wacky millennials, you’ve heard them all, right?

Future of Work Manifesto

Jamie Notter

Maddie is the one who wrote it up, but it was the result of a weekend retreat last fall of twelve people (including me, Maddie and Charlie; Maddie lists them all in her post) in, of all places, Omaha, Nebraska. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Future of Work Manifesto. Posted May 10, 2012.

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Help Bring “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer” to Life!

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monkeys to cancer patients at the Nebraska Medical Center. I know I never do guest posts, but this is an exception I'm happy to make.

Help Bring “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer” to Life!

Mizz Information

monkeys to cancer patients at the Nebraska Medical Center. I know I never do guest posts, but this is an exception I'm happy to make.