State News and Activities
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
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
A new Direct Marketing of Specialty Food Products Curriculum has been designed by a team from University Nebraska Lincoln Extension to provide business owners with strategies and tools to help sell directly to consumers. This online curriculum can be utilized by business owners 24/7 by logging in at http://go.unl.edu/directmarketingfood.
The self-directed program allows business owners to:
- Evaluate the role of technology in the business
- Examine how to weigh the costs and benefits of technology
- Understand online marketing tools
- Learn how to build an online presence
- Understand how online...
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
In this University of Nebraska story, NCR-SARE grant recipient Tapan Pathak talks about the outreach taking place in Nebraska regarding climate change.
Pathak was awarded a $74,286 Professional Development Program grant for the project, "Ensuring Sustainable Agriculture in the Face of a Changing Climate." Pathak wants to provide regionally tailored climate change and sustainable agriculture professional development for Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Services educators.
Pathak’s project has been named as the 2011 Paula Ford Professional Development Program...Read More
Market Journal's Kurtis Harms reports on the SARE Program. Nebraska SARE State Coordinator, Gary Lesoing, was at the Triumph in Agriculture Show in Omaha, NE and was interviewed by Market Journal. This segment on SARE is on YouTube and appeared on Market Journal on Nebraska Educational Television.Read More
As part of the Nebraska SARE Sustainable Agriculture Series of webinars,Tonya Haigh, Rural Sociologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln will present the webinar, "Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch", a new web-based resource and drought planning methodology for rangeland managers and advisers on Friday, November 18th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Click here to access the webinar.
Contact Gary Lesoing at email@example.com or (402) 274-4755.
NCR-SARE State Coordinator for Nebraska, Gary Lesoing, will be hosting a webinar to help producers understand the NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program, the grant writing process, what makes a good proposal, and answer questions you may have. If you are interested in learning about the NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program, join Gary Lesoing on September 22nd from 10-11am (CST) for a webniar about the grant program.
To connect, click on the URL: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/unl
For more information, contact
Nemaha County Extension Office
1824 North Street, Suite 102
A webinar, "Adapting Cover Crop Management for Nebraska" will be presented on Friday, August 5th from 10-11am, CDT.
This is a continuation ofthe Nebraska SARE Webinar Series which began last year. Sam Wortman, UNL PhD candidate in Agronomy, will present information on:
I. General benefits of cover crops
II. Cover crop selection and management
III. Cover crop research in Nebraska (since1980)
IV. Reduced- and no-till organic systemswith cover crops
V. Cover crop mixtures
VI. Results of my cover crop research project
You can connect to this webinar at 10:00 a.m. on August 5th at:...Read More
Watch a video tour of local food systems in the Omaha Metro area.
Nebraska SARE is sponsoring High Tunnel Training for Ag Educators at two locations in Nebraska, June 21st in Lincoln and June 22nd in North Platte.
This is an opportunity to learn about High Tunnel Construction, Production, and Management, and visit a High Tunnel. This program is for all ag educators, including Extension Educators, NRCS Staff, Vocational Agriculture teachers and others that work with ag producers and potential ag producers.
While registration is free, participants must pre-register by June 14th and June 15th for the Lincoln and North Platte locations respectively. Register...Read More