Beginning Farmer & Rancher News

Teamwork Raises Caliber of Latino Farmer Outreach

What a difference a team can make. I’ve been heading up the Center’s Latino Farmer Project for a couple of years. I feel positive about our progress. Dozens of aspiring and beginning Latino farmers in rural Nebraska communities have received training. Relationships have been created or deepened with important agencies, organizations, and individuals.

Rural Rockstar: Dan Hromas, Veteran Beginning Farmer, Receives Sustainable Agriculture Award

Dan Hromas of York, Nebraska, is the recipient of the Center for Rural Affairs’ 2014 Bob Steffen Pioneer Award. It honors his integrity, leadership, and extraordinary efforts in sustainable agriculture.

This beginning farmer exemplifies service to his community of veterans and neighbors. He returned from duty after 20 years of service in the military, and decided he wanted to farm and work for himself. But he couldn’t afford land or cows, so he started with chickens.


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