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!


Celebrating the fabric of the local food community.

January 19th. Omaha. Share the evening with chefs Clayton Chapman from The Grey Plume, Paul Kulik from The Boilerroom, Nick Strawhecker from Dante's Pizzeria, Joel Mahr from Lot 2 and Matt Roush from Bread & Cup. Meet local farmers while enjoying an evening full of delicious local food. The brewers from Modern Monks Brewery and the vintners from Glacial Till Vineyard will also be present. This is a fund raising event for the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society. NSAS is a group of dedicated farmers and consumers who work to promote agriculture & food systems that build healthy land, people, communities & quality of life, for present & future generations.

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New Resources!

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


High Mowing Organic Seeds

A BIG Thank you to High Mowing Organic Seeds for graciously being a conference sponsor for the 2014 annual Healthy Farms Conference. About High Mowing Organic Seeds: At High Mowing Organic Seeds, we believe in re-imagining what our world can be like. We believe in a deeper understanding of how re-built food systems can support health on all levels – healthy environments, healthy economies, healthy communities and healthy bodies. We believe in a hopeful and inspired view of the future based on better stewardship for our planet. Everyday that we are in business, we are growing; working to provide an essential component in the re-building of our healthy food systems: the seeds.

HighMowingSeeds.com



Newsletter Issues Available! Enjoy all of our bimonthly NSAS Newsletters, as well as the January 2013 Newsletter 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:

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 healthyfarms@gmail.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 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

William Powers
NSAS Executive Director
414 County Road 15
Ceresco, Nebraska. 68017
402.525.7794; healthyfarms@gmail.com

Jo Lowe
Secretary/Treasurer
5321 Deer Ridge Dr.
Lincoln, NE
402-780-5139
admin@nebsusag.org