Center For Rural Affairs

Center for Rural Affairs representatives and District 32 Senator Tom Brandt of Plymouth made a stop at the Geneva Public Library on June 18. Shown (above, L-R) are Legislative aide to Senator Brandt, Camdyn Kavan; Senator Brandt of Plymouth; Jordan Rasmussen; and Lauren Taylor of the Center for Rural Affairs, located in Lyons. Jordan Rasmussen told those in attendance that the Center works to ensure that rural entrepreneurs and business owners have access to what they might need to succeed. They also provide help for new farmers and ranchers to get a start, and to develop community food systems such as community gardens. Senator Brandt gave an overview of the 2019 legislative session and the bills that he introduced and that passed during the session. There were discussions on the lack of property tax relief, growing hemp in the state, broadband for rural areas and what we can expect to happen in the 2020 short legislative session.