Answering the Call: Veteran Farmer Conference - Seward, Neb.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

“Answering the Call” will provide veteran farmers an avenue to network, and an opportunity to discover resources and services that are readily available to them.

Who: Military veterans who are currently farming or want to start

Where: Seward Civic Center
616 Bradford St. 
Seward, Neb., 68434

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017
 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free 

Registration is required for attendance. Click below to register for the conference or call 1.800.464.0258 by June 14th.

For more information, contact Jordan Rasmussen at or 402.687.2100.

Schedule of events:

8:00 a.m. Registration and networking

9:00 a.m. Welcome 

9:30 a.m. USDA Farm Service Agency 

10:15 a.m. Breakout session panels on financial resources and land access

12:00 p.m. Board the bus

12:20 p.m. Lunch and tour of Ficke Cattle Ranch

2:30 p.m. Tour of Shadow Brook Farms

3:30 p.m. Board the bus and travel back to Seward Civic Center

4:00 p.m. Close


This conference is sponsored by Center for Rural Affairs and Legal Aid of Nebraska.


Additional support is provided by Green Acres Cover Crops, Ficke Cattle, and Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education..

To find more resources and programs for beginning farmers and ranchers, please visit

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