COVID-19 Vaccine Online Q&A for Rural Agricultural Workers


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Lincoln, Neb. – In an ongoing effort to advocate and educate Nebraskans about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is partnering with Legal Aid of Nebraska and the Center for Rural Affairs (CFRA), for an online town hall for agricultural, meatpacking, and other migrant workers throughout Nebraska.

The event will be spoken in English with Spanish translations available. Individuals can register for the event here and watch it on Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Facebook page. Legal Aid of Nebraska is also giving away up to five free COVID-19 kits per household that contain N-95 masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and other items. Sign up here for a kit

For more than 50 years, Legal Aid of Nebraska has provided legal representation for those in need. The organization gives dignity, hope, self-sufficiency, and justice through quality civil legal services.

Established in 1973, the Center for Rural Affairs is a private, non-profit organization working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities through action-oriented programs addressing social, economic, and environmental issues.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 6:00 PM


  • Josie Rodriguez, Administrator for the Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity for Nebraska DHHS
  • Josué Gutiérrez – Family Medicine Specialist with Saline Medical Specialties
  • Kristina Oleta Marshall, Law Clerk, Legal Aid of Nebraska (moderator)
  • A representative from the Center for Rural Affairs

Where: Individuals can register for the event here. Viewers can also visit Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Facebook page to watch the Q&A and leave questions in the comment section.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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