North Central Sustainable Agriculture Training Program

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1997: $99,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:
Charles Francis
Grain Place Foundation

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, rye, soybeans, sunflower, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: bovine, sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: manure management, mineral supplements, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, range improvement, grazing - rotational, stockpiled forages, watering systems, winter forage, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: agroforestry, cover crops, crop rotation, forestry, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, decision support system, demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, cooperatives, marketing management, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, value added, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, indicators, soil stabilization, wetlands, wildlife
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, cultural control, field monitoring/scouting, flame, integrated pest management, physical control, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, employment opportunities, social networks
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.