|Address||250 N 3rd St |
Lyons, Nebraska , United States
|| April 07, 1955
Nov 03, 2018 02:01am
|Info||Chuck Hassebrook has been with the Center for Rural Affairs in Nebraska for more than 25 years, developing strategies for rural revitalization, devising farm program payment limitations and enhancing federal funding for rural programs. The Center for Rural Affairs has helped more than 3,000 small businesses get started or survive in Nebraska, and has assisted in the development of six cooperatives. |
Hassebrook was instrumental in the passage of Initiative 300, Nebraska�s anti-corporate farming amendment. He was also involved in the passage of federal agricultural tax reforms in the 1980s, as well as federal research and rural development provisions of recent farm bills.
In addition to his work with the Center for Rural Affairs, Hassebrook serves on several boards and committees, including the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, the Nebraska Rural Development Commission and Invest Nebraska, a corporation that exists to improve access between emerging Nebraska-based businesses and needed resources. He has also served on the National Commission on Small Farms and co-chaired the USDA Agricultural Science and Technology Review Board.
He has spoken extensively on federal farm and rural policy.
Hassebrook�s professional endeavors have brought several awards, including the Service to Agriculture Award presented by the Northeast Nebraska Experimental Farm Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award through the Central Nebraska Community College and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society Research Award.