Due to a change in personnel, this project has been delayed. Schools and students to participate in the grant have been identified to date, but field trips and educational materials have yet to be created.
No objectives have been met to date.
- Provide Nebraskan students ages 15-22 first-hand experience with profitable, sustainable agriculture operations, value-added production and direct marketing at farmer’s markets.
- Engage students with the importance of ecologically sound practices such as crop diversity, cover crops, soil and water quality improvements, soil erosion control, rotational grazing, poultry and small-scale livestock production, organic agriculture, and other practices inspired by meetings with farmers.
- Develop students’ understanding of value-added products and direct marketing as components of sustainable agriculture systems, and the role of a farmer’s market in a sustainable and socially responsible local food system.
- Extend impact of program to a wider audience through social media posts, student-authored articles submitted to a local newspaper, and online print resources to be shared with other educators and students in the community.
Educational & Outreach Activities
Due to change in personnel, this project has been delayed and no activities have been accomplished to date.