Nebraska’s Beginning Farm & Ranch Opportunity Tour set to Launch

Lyons, Nebraska -The Center for Rural Affairs is offering a free summer series of Latino Beginning Farmer and Rancher tours in Nebraska City, Martell, Grand Island, and Lincoln, Nebraska. The first session will be held on Saturday June 11, with the last session on October 22, 2016.
“These tours are a great opportunity for people who are either interested in starting a small farm or who already have a farm, to learn from an existing farmer,” commented Kirstin Bailey, Project Organizer, Center for Rural Affairs. “We will be seeing farms that have been in business for just a few years and hear from the owners about their operation. It is a chance to learn from expert presenters and network with other farmers and those interested in farming. We are excited about the different topics we have this year!”
Participants can pick and choose which farm tours work best for them to attend, based on their location. All tours will be presented or interpreted in Spanish.
Transportation to the tour sites will be provided. Participants can meet at Community Action, 210 O St, Lincoln, NE at 9:00 a.m for a ride.
What: Multi-session summer series of Latino Beginning Farmer & Rancher Workshops and Farm Tours
When and Where:
June 11th, 2016 – Basic Orchard Management, Union Orchard, Nebraska City, NE
July 30th, 2016 – Soil Health and Cover Crops,  Jones Produce, Crete, NE
July 30th, 2016 Small Scale Farming,  Robinette Farms, Martell NE
September 17th, 2016  – Tools for Vegetable Farming, 26th St Farm, Hastings, NE
September 17th, 2016 Poultry Management, Prairie Pride Poultry, Grand Island, NE
October 22nd, 2016  – Walk Behind Tractor Options and Alternative Soil Amendments, Prairie Pines, Lincoln NE
For more information or to register, contact Lucia Schulz at or (402) 750-5727.  Additional information can be found here: