Organic Farming in Nebraska
Nebraska farmers wanting to diversify their farming system and gain a higher price may include organic production of crops or livestock.
For consumers, there are more and more options available when choosing organically grown or raised products.
The University of Nebraska has a rapidly expanding research program focused on organic farming. Contributors represent many departments on campus and numerous partner organizations. Visit our research page to explore past, current, and future projects and opportunities.
Nebraska farmers considering a transition to organic production will gain a broad overview of the planning needed to be successful in this new NebGuide, Planning the Transition to Organic Crop Production (G2282). It provides Nebraska-specific guidance and links to on-line resources to help farmers and their consultants start the transition to organic certification.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 2 at 1 p.m. when Randy Anderson of the USDA Agricultural Research Service will present on “No-till Organic Farming May Be Possible with a Systems Approach."
Beginning on March 20, certified organic producers may apply through the Farm Service Agency (FSA) for federal assistance for certification cost share reimbursement.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is accepting applications until Nov. 1, 2016, from eligible producers and handlers wanting to participate in USDA’s National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program.