The Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society youth program called Healthy Farms, Healthy Kids Nebraska has been funded.
The goal of the program is to increase the capacity and opportunity for youth interested and involved with sustainable, organic agriculture in Nebraska.
“This program will continue to lay the foundation for the next generation of farmers and those interested in supporting farmers, by affording youth the opportunity to be an active participant in where, why and how their food is produced,” said William Powers, executive director of NSAS.
During the NSAS Healthy Farms Conference in February, youth were able to participate in beekeeping and native pollinators programs, the Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Lodge, learn the history of root vegetables and more.
Another part of the program is visits to farms that are utilizing sustainable and organic principles on their farms. One of the farms is a certified organic dairy farm, with rotational grazing as well as value-added dairy production.
Another farm specializes in pastured poultry as well as vegetable and fruit production.
The funding for “Healthy Farms, Healthy Kids Nebraska!” comes from a SARE Youth Educator Grant.
For more information about SARE Grants see http://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Our-Grant-Programs/Youth-Educator-Grant-Program.
If interested in participating in the program or have a group interested in participating please contact William Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-525-7794.