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Center for Rural Affairs is seeking participants in Conservation Reserve Program - Transition Incentives Program (CRP-TIP). Are you a landowner in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota or South Dakota who has participated in CRP-TIP, or know someone who is? We’re interested in hearing from you. Please contact us at or 515.329.0172.  

The Real Deal Farm to School at a Nebraska farm

Three years ago, family farmers Robert and Kristine Bernt of Clear Creek Organic Farm weren’t sure what to make of farm to school. They were part of a gathering of food producers, rural organizations and food advocates who joined the Center of Rural Affairs at a fire hall in Ord, Neb., to discuss farm to school efforts happening in the region. And they, along with others around the table, were concerned that the perceived complexities of selling local products to school cafeterias would limit farm to school activities in the state.

But thanks to the dedication of numerous farm to school champions like those gathered that day in the fire hall, these concerns have significantly diminished.

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