The Nebraska SARE Program is sponsoring a workshop on privilege, power and difference as a part of its plan of work for 2013. The workshop will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 9:30am – 3pm in Grand Island at the Hall County Extension office, and will be presented by Julia Kleinschmit, MSW Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa School of Social Work and the...Read More
Source: Corn and Soybean Digest
SARE grant recipients, Keith and Brian Berns, were recently profiled in Corn and Soybean Digest for their innovative cover-crop seed operation, Green Cover Seed.
The Berns, Bladen, Neb., added Green Cover Seed cover-crap-seed production to their corn, soybean and rye/triticale three years ago when they had trouble sourcing cover crop seed. They've doubled their on-farm storage, altered some rotations and expanded their marketing radius in the process. Employing more family members and diversified revenue streams...Read More
The University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension and eXtension will be hosting a series of "Bioenergy Friday Web Seminars" on the last Friday of every month. These webinars will cover a number of bioenergy and renewable energy related topics. Webinars are free to attend. At the time of each scheduled webinar, you can connect using this link.
2013 "Bioenergy Fridays" Schedule:
- January 25, 10am CST: Myths and Facts Surrounding Greenhouse Gasses, Climate Change, and Global Warming
- February 22, 10am CST: Current and Emerging Biodiesel Feedstocks
NCR-SARE Professional Development Program grant recipient, Tonya Haigh, in association with the National Drought Mitigation Center will be conducting a series of webinars about drought management and planning on ranches. The webinars will occur on a monthly basis, from January through May, 2013.
Each one‐hour session will include a briefing on current drought status, followed by a session on a specific topic or tool related to drought planning. The information that will be presented is meant to be used as a part of a complete ranch drought planning process.
Nebraska SARE hosted a webinar on December 18, 2012, 10-11:30am as part of their Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Webinar Series. Here is a note about the webinar that Nebraska State SARE Coordinator, Gary Lesoing, sent out prior to the event.
Today’s society is becoming more diverse, with many different races, ethnic groups and people of different beliefs in our communities. NCR-SARE feels it is important to reach and educate all people about sustainable agriculture as we strive to make our communities more sustainable. As part of the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture...Read More
Source: National Drought Mitigation Center, Tonya Haigh
A SARE-supported winter/spring webinar series will provide drought planning information and tools to advisors seeking to help Great Plains ranchers better prepare for and respond to drought. The webinars are scheduled from January through May 2013, on the last Wednesday of each month.
“What happens from January through May will be really critical,” said Lynn Myers, a Sandhills rancher who will be one of the January presenters. “For example, it could determine whether there are cattle in the western Sandhills in 2013.”
Each one-hour...Read More
This story features Jon and Jamie Yoachim, a beginning farming couple who enrolled in Community CROPS's SARE-supported Growing Farmers Training Program. Through the project, Community CROPS provides training and technical assistance to limited resource farmers in Southeast Nebraska to grow and sell sustainable agricultural products.
Jon and Jamie Yoachim live on a 160 acre, off-grid, diversified farm near Unadilla, NE that they call Open Sky Farm. Although not certified organic, Open Sky Farm uses organic practices as part of their...Read More
NCR-SARE grant recipient and Administrative Council member, Edgar Hicks, and NCR-SARE Administrative Council member, Nancy Williams, recently contributed to a feature about George Washington Carver in Revive Omaha Magazine's Empowerment Edition.
The Brilliance of a Scientist Through the Carver Grange of Omaha (CarGO)
Source: Revive Omaha Magazine, by By No More Empty Pots, Susan Whitfield & Nancy Williams
George Washington Carver was a ‘living green’ hero. Living green was a way of life for him and he spent his life sharing his admiration for plants with others...Read More
NCR-SARE grant recipient and Administrative Council member, Edgar Hicks, appeared in a special episode of Nebraska Stories, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Homestead Act.
On May 15,1862, the Homestead Act was passed and signed into law. The act established a three-fold homestead acquisition process: filing an application, improving the land, and filing for deed of title. Any U.S. citizen, or intended citizen, who had never borne arms against the U.S. Government could file an application and lay claim to 160 acres of surveyed Government land. For the next 5 years, the homesteader...Read More