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!
Western Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Conference
December 7th. Plan to join us for the annual Western Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Conference. This year it will be held at the Ogallala Extended Campus Community College. The Western Conference will feature several dynamic sessions and talks geared around sustainable and organic agriculture. Our keynote this year is Dale Strickler who works for Star Seed out of Kansas. Strickler, an agronomist, will share his 25 years of experience working with farmers and ranchers in the Great Plains from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border on forage systems and cover cropping.Complete bios, details & to rsvp
Setting up a Grazing System on Your Organic Farm:In this webinar, we will address the basic principles of how to set up a grazing system which will improve pasture quality and animal performance. We will include paddock size calculations, recovery periods, maps and record-keeping, and further resources.Setting up a Grazing System on an Organic Farm
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, BiodynamicÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â®, 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
Husch Blackwell LLP.
A BIG Thank you to Husch Blackwell LLP for graciously being a conference sponsor at the annual Healthy Farms Conference. About Husch Blackwell LLP: A global perspective with a local focus. We represent you. Our clients include large and small family farmers, producers, processors and distributors of food and agricultural products. We know the unique challenges of organic and sustainable agricultural markets. From seed to store, our food and agribusiness practice group is there for you.HuschBlackwell.com
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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. ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¯Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¿Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½Increasing the Availability of NebraskaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¯Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¿Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½s Specialty Crops through High TunnelsÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¯Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¿Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½ 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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
NSAS Executive Director
414 County Road 15
Ceresco, Nebraska. 68017
5321 Deer Ridge Dr.