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What is the Commons? by Darryl Birkenfeld

Anyone could make a list of things we cherish in our lives: home, family, heritage, community, jobs, etc.  But would your list also include water, a public library, a second language, the air that we ...

What is the Commons? by Darryl Birkenfeld

Anyone could make a list of things we cherish in our lives: home, family, heritage, community, jobs, etc.  But would your list also include water, a public library, a second language, the air that we ...

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The Art of Supervising

For a teenager or youth in their college years, questions seem to come from all directions! Queries such as where to find good Thai food, are easier to handle (by searching the Internet or to getting ...

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The Ogallala Commons Logo History as told by Joe Franco

Ogallala Commons first iteration of an organization logo was crafted in 2004, featuring two arrows and a circle. These basic symbols evoked two foundational realities of OC’s mission: doing project ...

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Defining Ogallala Commons by Bobby Gierisch, OC Advisory Council Member

At gatherings of Ogallala Commons someone, sooner or later, asks, “What is Ogallala Commons?  What does it mean to you?”  Returning from the Orientation Retreat for 2016 Community Interns and ...

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April Newsletter

Read about Ogallala Commons’ new website, partner building in South Dakota & Nebraska, the accomplishments of one of our Homecoming Cohort Learners, and a profile of OC’s NM Coordinator

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A Year in Review

It's difficult to believe that 2014 is about to come to a close.  As we look back on all this year had to offer, we are deeply grateful for the people we have been privileged to meet, the connections ...

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MV Produce and Ogallala Commons: A Fruitful Partnership

Micah and Ashley Venhaus have a bit of notoriety in OC, because they are the first married couple to be OC apprentices.  They completed their last blog post about their apprenticeship earlier this ...

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Youth Entrepreneurship Matters

Guest blog by Darryl Birkenfeld In November, Ogallala Commons conducted another Youth Entrepreneur Fair--our 8th consecutive in the Texas Panhandle.  Engaging high school students in entrepreneurship ...

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Mercedez Hernandez : WTAMU 2014 Intern of the Year

We are proud to announce that an OC Community Intern has received a very exciting award.  This past Friday, Mercedez Hernandez (a Pre-Med/Health Sciences major from Lubbock, Texas) was recognized as ...

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