Organic Farming in Nebraska

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Nebraska farmers wanting to diversify their farming system and gain a higher price may include organic production of crops or livestock.

The University of Nebraska has a rapidly expanding research program focused on organic farming and Nebraska Extension has published a series of resources to aid beginning organic farmers. They include:

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Contributors represent many departments on campus and numerous partner organizations. Visit our research page to explore past, current, and future projects and opportunities.

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