The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Extension is targeting small-scale and
part-time farming needs.
A sample of programs in this area
includes a Rural Advantage Conference
which is held jointly with the Nebraska
Sustainable Agriculture Society. It is a
two day conference held at locations
thorough out Eastern Nebraska
emphasizing alternative agriculture,
direct marketing opportunities, and
other information. Farm BeginningsTM is
a program designed to encourage and
help new farmers begin their operation.
Acreage Answers is a combination of
workshops and newsletters designed
specifically for acreage owners around
the metropolitan areas of Nebraska. The
Nebraska Farm Cooperative is a
program originating from UNL to bring
producers and consumers together in a
direct marketing program.
In addition, Small/Part Time farming
funding is being used to support private
organizations such as the
CropsinNebraska program which is a
program for ethnic minorities in Lincoln
to return to agriculture through
gardening. The Nebraska Sustainable
Agriculture Society is being provided
funding for a number of programs
including the development of a
videotape on small and part time
farming opportunities in Nebraska.
Our program emphasis includes working
with both public and private individuals
and groups to provide help to small and
part-time farming operators.
James M. Peterson
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension,
Box 325 - 1718 Washington Street,
Blair, Nebraska 68008.
Phone: (402) 426-9455
Fax (402) 426- 3577
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The physical address for publications is:
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln Nebraska 68583-0918
Telephone (402) 472-2821
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