Welcome to NSAS

Our mission: To promote agriculture & food systems that build healthy land, people, communities & quality of life, for present & future generations.

Our vision & work: We recognize the essential relationship between healthy local agriculture & a strong local food system; a relationship that benefits from food grown & processed locally. This adds quality & security, as well as social & ecological responsibility & benefits to our communities. It is this understanding that motivates NSAS's work to strengthen & enhance these systems together. Our work spans across Nebraska.

We are non-profit organization, proud of our diverse membership which includes farmers & ranchers, rural & urban consumers, market gardeners, educators, families & restaurateurs. We welcome anyone who is concerned about family farming, environmental quality & good, healthy food!

Celebrating the Fabric of the Local Food Community:January 25th. Producers Choice Chef Award Dinner. Join local chefs nominated by NSAS producer members for their dedication to building our local food system. This year our producer members have nominated 6 chefs and restaurateurs for the Producers Choice Chef Award! Isa Moscowitz from Modern Love Omaha, Ben Maides from Avoli Osteria, Colin and Jessica Duggan from Kitchen Table, Glenn Wheeler from Spencer's for Steaks and Chops, Kevin Shinn from bread&cup, and John Hamburger from Back Alley Bakery. Join us for an entertaining and delicious evening as we celebrate the fabric of our local food community! This dinner is a fund raising event for the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society.


New Resources!

The Climate Friendly Gardener:A Guide to Combating Global Warming from the Ground Up. Seventy percent of American households engage in some level of gardening or lawn care every year. Some do it for beautiful flowers, lush grass, or fresh fruits and vegetables; some for the peace and quiet or the connection to nature.

The Climate Friendly Gardener

The Latest NSAS News You Can Use:

Nebraska Young Farmers Nights inspire producers, consumers
The Nebraska agriculture industry is coming together at the dinner table. For the second year, Nebraska Young Farmer Nights are bringing farmers, ranchers, consumers and other agricultural enthusiasts together for food, community and conversation. This year though, the nights are bigger and the events are reaching a broader audience. Nebraska Young Farmer Nights are social events that take place on different farms throughout the state where dinner is served and a farm-related activity is planned. Anyone young at mind, heart, body or soul and interested in Nebraska agriculture is invited to attend. Read the rest

Growing Farmers: One Meeting at a Time
“The primary function of the NSAS is to serve as a community platform for dialogue around sustainable agriculture. It is for farmers to share skills and knowledge across generations and to build a support system across our state while bridging the gap between producer, chef and consumer. Basically, its greatest function is to create a space for dialogue,” says Ali Clark, NSAS urban agricultural intern. Read the rest!

Roberts Seed

A BIG Thank you to Roberts Seed for graciously being a conference sponsor for the 2014 annual Healthy Farms Conference. About Roberts Seed: Roberts Seed is a specialty grain and grain related products company located in the heart of the USA, Nebraska. We supply certified organic and non-GMO grain and grain related products for food, seed and feed markets. Our products travel to domestic and international markets.


Newsletter Issues Available! Enjoy all of our bimonthly NSAS Newsletters, as well as the Summer 2014 on-line! (In Adobe pdf format.)


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Consumer & sustainable food system resources

Farm tours, field days & events

The NSAS Speakers' Bureau

Current Projects:

Farm Beginnings Nebraska: a joint project of UNL Extension, NSAS, Center for Rural Affairs & Nebraska RC & D's. This exciting program is modeled after other projects in the Midwest, and combines class time and mentoring for beginning farmers (or not-yet-beginning farmers!) in a format that works towards the practical decisions of what, why, and whether or not in the decision to farm, what to farm and all that entails. Classes are currently in progress and being held near Mead, Nebraska. We will be holding a Western Nebraska course in the Fall of 2011. For more information email William farmbeginningsnebraska@gmail.com

NSAS video available for purchase! Elisabeth Reinkordt created Living with the Land: Sustainable Agriculture in Nebraska, for NSAS. Running time is 25 minutes & features farmers, restaurant owners/chefs, CSA members, children, academics & sages. Better than a home movie! Copies available for $15 each (plus $2.50 each for tax, postage & handling). Contact coordinator@nebsusag.org to purchase. Generous support for production of Living with the Land from the Renewing Earth and It's People Foundation: www.REAPfund.org

How to Reach Us

William Powers
NSAS Executive Director
414 County Road 15
Ceresco, Nebraska. 68017
402.525.7794; healthyfarms@gmail.com

Jo Lowe
5321 Deer Ridge Dr.
Eagle, NE