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:
For more information on this and related topics see:
- Nebraska Extension Publications
- Organic resources, including Educational Resources, used in UNL Sustainable Agriculture courses.
Contributors represent many departments on campus and numerous partner organizations. Visit our research page to explore past, current, and future projects and opportunities.
- Organic Grain Farming Operation Workshop 2020 Recording. An Organic Grain Farming Operation Workshop was held on January 30, 2020, at the Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center near Mead.
Registration Open for Local Food and Healthy Farms Conference
January 19, 2023
Free to attend, the conference will feature sessions on farm financial and transition planning, farm skills, field crops, livestock, farm and food policy, and more.
Nebraska Organic Agriculture 2021 Survey Results
December 16, 2022
In Nebraska, organic crop production is slightly up despite the number of operations decreasing since 2019.
USDA to Invest up to $300 million in New Organic Transition Initiative
September 9, 2022
The USDA initiative will provide technical assistance for organic producers, including farmer-to-farmer mentoring, conservation financial assistance and additional crop insurance assistance, and support for market development projects.
Number of Nebraska Certified Organic Operations up 47% Since 2016
October 22, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released the results of its 2019 Certified Organic Survey. Certified organic operations in Nebraska sold a total of $185 million in organic products in 2019, up 92% compared to 2016. The number of certified organic operations in Nebraska totaled 238, up 47% from 2016.
A Roller-Crimper for Cover Crop Termination and Weed Suppression
March 7, 2019
Following unsatisfactory crimping results with a commercial crimper, in 2016 researchers built a crimper with a unique design with two gangs that pull at an angle to the direction of travel. View research results from field tests with the new crimper.