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Farm Beginnings program

Jon and I are very lucky that we have the opportunity to participate in the Farm Beginnings class.  This is a 10 week program geared towards educating new farmers.  One of the best features of this class is the networking.  Every week we get to talk to local growers and producers in the area.  It's been such a great help to both of us.  It's so encouraging to hear from people who are doing their part to make Nebraska a more sustainable farming culture.  If you are ever interested in learning more about sustainable agriculture in Nebraska, we both would highly recommend this class.

Here are a few links:

Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Development

Nebraska Food Coop

And my personal favorite:

Open Harvest

And if you're around the Iowa area March 5th, Ethan an Iowa area farmer and blogger will be speaking at the Iowa Network for Community Agriculture conference.  I would be very interested to hear him speak!

And because I can't leave without posting at least one picture here ya go:

Max's favorite spot to lay during the day.

Steven Romero  – (February 6, 2011 at 8:31 PM)  

I wish Texas had something along these lines. For such a big state we are doing a poor job of encouraging small farmers with making these types of programs available.

agirlonafarm  – (February 7, 2011 at 8:11 AM)  

I'm surprised that Texas doesn't as well! That's a shame...

Yeoman  – (February 7, 2011 at 9:27 AM)  

Wyoming lacks anything like that too.

Indeed, over here, there's nothing really to help those trying to get into ag, and it's darned hard to get into it.

agirlonafarm  – (February 8, 2011 at 8:05 AM)  

Yes, agriculture is very hard to get into, especially for people who don't have family land or money. I think people are waking up to the realization that we are going to be short farmers in the future. I'm actually surprised that Nebraska has beginning farmer programs since we usually seem to be behind people.

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