Interview with Chuck Hassebrook on 8/02/15 discussing contributions and involvement with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and its predicessor organizations.
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Sustainable Agriculture policy development
Brief Biographical Summary - Chuck Hassebrook is Vice President for Project Development of Sandhills Energy, a Valentine, Nebraska based developer of solar and wind electricity. He spent 36 years at the Center for Rural Affairs, a national rural advocacy and development organization of Lyons, Nebraska, including 17 as the Executive Director. His work was crucial in securing the passage of state and federal policy reforms that strengthen family farms, small business, and rural communities. Chuck served 18 years as a Regent for the University of Nebraska, including two terms as Chair. His efforts led to tuition assistance for students from modest income families and the creation of a Rural Futures Institute, aimed at revitalizing small communities. He also served on the Board of the USDA North Central Region Rural Development Center, the Nebraska Rural Development Commission, USDA Commission on Small Farms, and the Board of Bread for the World, an ecumenical Christian anti-hunger organization based in Washington. He was the 2014 Democratic Nominee for Nebraska Governor. Chuck is a University of Nebraska graduate and native of Platte Center, Nebraska where his family has farmed for more than a century. Chuck and his wife Kate live in Lyons and have two sons, Anton and Peter.
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Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA); St. Paul, Minnesota 2016