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!


Nebraska Young Farmer Night

June 3rd. Omaha. Join us in discussion as we talk about urban agriculture, the many dimensions of growing in the city and having a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. A growing trend across the country, urban agriculture is taking roots in many cities, including Omaha. While food grown in the city may never be able to feed its population, it has great potential to share skills and ideas of self-sufficiency and community resilience, while expanding the dialogue around food. In Omaha, there are many new and existing organizations, from grass-roots to governmental, that are joining the conversation. We will also kickoff the Nebraska Chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC). Reps from NYFC will be on hand and we'll have some swag including awesome young farmer t-shirts to pass out! Best of all, its a potluck and all free!

Complete bios, details & how to get rsvp


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:

Prominent Allies Join Effort to Reinstate Challenge to Monsanto Patents
Eleven prominent law professors and fourteen renowned organic, Biodynamic®, food safety and consumer non-profit organizations have filed separate briefs with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit arguing farmers have the right to protect themselves from being accused of patent infringement by agricultural giant Monsanto. This includes the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society of Hartingon, Nebraska. Read the rest


NSAS supports the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act (S. 1773, H.R. 3286)
We the undersigned fully endorse the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act (S. 1773, H.R. 3286) that was introduced on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 by Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine, along with 35 original co-sponsors. Read the rest of this important piece of legislation


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.

RobertsSeed.com



Newsletter Issues Available! Enjoy all of our bimonthly NSAS Newsletters, as well as the January 2013 Newsletter 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:

High Tunnels Nebraska: This workshop is part of a Specialty Crop grant the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society received in partnership with the Nebraska Cooperative Development Center. �Increasing the Availability of Nebraska�s Specialty Crops through High Tunnels� aims to increase the number of producers in Nebraska using these high tunnel technologies. The objectives of this project are to: Increase awareness about high tunnels and how they can be used to extend specialty crop production in Nebraska. Increase the technical skill level among specialty crop farmers growing or starting to grow crops in high tunnels. For more information email William healthyfarms@gmail.com The latest webinar can be found here Choosing the Right High Tunnel- Components and Design, presented by Stacy Adams

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
Secretary/Treasurer
5321 Deer Ridge Dr.
Eagle, NE
402-780-5139
jo.lowe@nebraska.gov