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!
2013 Healthy Farms Conference
February 15th and 16th. Mahoney State Park, Ashland. Plan to attend the Healthy Farms Conference of the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society February 15-16 at the Peter Kiewit Lodge at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Michael Forsberg will provide the keynote. John Hansen from the Nebraska Farmers Union and Jim Kleinschmit from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy will also provide keynotes. The agenda has been finalized and we have a number of great sessions designed to challenge, engage and connect farmers, aspiring farmers and those interested in farming using sustainable and organic principles and practices. We will also once again have a full youth program with many of the presenters being youth and presenting on projects from their farms.Complete details Register online
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, 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
Grain Place Foods
Grain Place Foods again was the major conference sponsor for the annual NSAS Conference. The mission of Grain Place Foods is to provide to its customers grain products that are grown and produced in an ecologically sustainable and socially responsible manner - with the conviction that how your food is produced does matter!Support Grain Place Foods!
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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. �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 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
Jill Wubben, Bookkeeper & Membership
PO Box 736
Hartington, NE 68739