More Resources for Beginning Farmers

Three organizations are responsible for most of the beginning farmer work done in Nebraska: the University of Nebraska, the State Department of Agriculture, and the Center for Rural Affairs. The Center created Land Link in the 1990’s, and we have been linking new beginners with those looking to pass on their land to eager and willing new faces ever since.

Winds of Life Project Evolves to “Talent across Nebraska Showcase”

This month we share Haiku poetry from a Lyons resident who remembers windmills from his youth on a Nebraska ranch

Spring is the time when new life is all around us, from the births of farm animals to the sprouting green from the earth and trees to the bouquets of flowers that dot our horizons. Spring in rural America is a time of joy and renewed hope – a time for individual and community revitalization.

The Winds of Life – Windmills Across Nebraska project has evolved into a “talent across Nebraska” project. Amazing ideas are the manifestations of creative citizens in communities from the Sandhills to Eastern Nebraska.

Online at the Center for Rural Affairs

The Center unveiled a new website in early March. The new site features improved navigation and fresh content. We are also using new software to manage the site, and we are redoubling our efforts to deliver relevant online content in an easy to use format.

Visit the site at, and let us know what you think. Whether you are a regular user, or a first time visitor, your feedback will help us build a more effective website.

Upcoming Farm Bill Meetings in District

Notice of Farm Bill Meeting GraphicThe upcoming congressional recess allows House and Senate Agriculture Committee members to spend time talking to constituents in their districts.


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