Southeast Nebraska Tour Features Diversified Ag Operations - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 30, 2012

Southeast Nebraska Tour Features Diversified Ag Operations - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 30, 2012

August 30, 2012

The 7th Annual Southeast Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour will be Friday, September 7. Visit with growers and learn about some of the alternative agriculture enterprises on the tour. Stops include

  • the Kimmel Orchard near Nebraska City to learn about large scale fruit and vegetable production;
  • Ellen’s Melons in rural Nebraska City/Union where field and high tunnel fruits and vegetables are grown;
  • Union Hill Vineyard and Orchard, where wine grapes are produced for local wineries and Asian pears and plums are grown;
  • Slattery’s Vintage Estates, where participants will hear about a unique agriculture-based entrepreneurial enterprise and its involvement with the Weeping Water Valley Scenic Trail; and the 
  • Chisholm Family Farm, which produces pasture-fed beef, pork, lamb, and chickens as well as milk and cheese from Jersey cows. The Chisholm’s also have developed a line of pet food.

The tour begins in Nebraska City at 8 a.m.. Travel arrangements include participant pick-up in Tecumseh and Auburn. Seating is limited so there is a registration deadline of Sept. 4. The $20 registration fee covers travel and lunch.

For more information, see the program brochure or contact Vaughn Hammond at UNL's Kimmel Education and Research Center, 402-873-3166, or the Extension Office in Nemaha County at 402-274-4755.

Vaughn Hammond
Extension Educator, UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center