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!

2018 Healthy Farms Conference February 9th and 10th, 2018. The Healthy Farms Conference is right around the corner! Join us in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Hotel for our annual conference! With a dynamic keynote by Wes Jackson, as well as numerous breakout sessions, we are Getting Back To Our Roots. We also have a full program for youth activities and we encourage the entire family to attend. Youth under 10 are free!


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:

Nebraska Young Farmers Nights inspire producers, consumers
The Nebraska agriculture industry is coming together at the dinner table. For the second year, Nebraska Young Farmer Nights are bringing farmers, ranchers, consumers and other agricultural enthusiasts together for food, community and conversation. This year though, the nights are bigger and the events are reaching a broader audience. Nebraska Young Farmer Nights are social events that take place on different farms throughout the state where dinner is served and a farm-related activity is planned. Anyone young at mind, heart, body or soul and interested in Nebraska agriculture is invited to attend. Read the rest

Growing Farmers: One Meeting at a Time
The primary function of the NSAS is to serve as a community platform for dialogue around sustainable agriculture. It is for farmers to share skills and knowledge across generations and to build a support system across our state while bridging the gap between producer, chef and consumer. Basically, its greatest function is to create a space for dialogue,” says Ali Clark, NSAS urban agricultural intern. Read the rest!

Grain Place Foods

A BIG Thank you to Grain Place Foods for graciously being a conference sponsor for the 2017 annual Healthy Farms Conference. About Grain Place Foods: GPF provides ecologically sustainable grain products that benefit the long-term health of clients and the planet because how your food is produced does matter!


Newsletter Issues Available! Enjoy all of our bimonthly NSAS Newsletters, as well as the Summer 2014 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:

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 another Nebraska course in early 2017. 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

Jo Lowe
5321 Deer Ridge Dr.
Eagle, NE