Beginning Farmer & Rancher News

Women Farmers and Ranchers Inspire

I love my job at the Center for Rural Affairs. I get to meet interesting, creative people, all working to make Rural America stronger. One of the highlights this past year was working with beginning women farmers and ranchers.

Land Link Sneak Peek: Beekeepers for Rural America

This is a honey of an opportunity! Owners of a small acreage in Nebraska, located between Omaha and Lincoln, are looking ahead for a successor. They have an ideal location for direct marketing at farmers markets, restaurants, and grocery stores.

The owners are experienced beekeepers and would gladly train their successor in beekeeping. The acreage is not currently for sale, but the owners could assist a successor with financing when they are ready to sell (approximately by 2019).

Farm Tours Take Latino Entrepreneurs to Diversified Farms in Central Nebraska

For the second time this summer, the Center for Rural Affairs is hosting a day of farm tours as part of their Beginning Latino Farmer Program. 

These tours will expose participants to a wider range of farming possibilities. In June we visited several diversified farms; saw poultry, cattle, hogs, vegetables, and a farmers’ market. This time, we’ll visit sheep and goat farms and learn about extending the vegetable-growing season with hoop houses.

Pages

Get the Newsletter