Country Edge Poultry and Produce

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1999: $6,402.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:
Liz Sarno
Prairie Chicks etc. L.L.C.

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, corn, flax, millet, oats, potatoes, rye, soybeans, sugarbeets, sunflower, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: melons, apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, pears, plums
  • Nuts: hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, rutabagas, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants, trees
  • Animals: bees, poultry, bovine, rabbits, swine, sheep


  • Animal Production: housing, parasite control, animal protection and health, grazing - continuous, feed formulation, free-range, feed rations, herbal medicines, homeopathy, manure management, mineral supplements, grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, preventive practices, grazing - rotational, vaccines, watering systems, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, farmer to farmer, mentoring, networking
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, community-supported agriculture, cooperatives, marketing management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: afforestation, biodiversity, grass waterways, habitat enhancement, riparian buffers, riverbank protection, soil stabilization, wildlife
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, flame, genetic resistance, physical control, prevention, row covers (for pests), traps, mulching - vegetative, weed ecology
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, composting, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, community services, employment opportunities, social capital, social networks, social psychological indicators, sustainability measures
    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.