Nebraska Ag IMPACT Project

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1995: $106,254.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $763,738.00
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:
Wyatt Fraas
Center for Rural Affairs

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, potatoes, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: beans, carrots, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, onions, peppers, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants, ornamentals
  • Animals: bees, bovine, poultry, goats, sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, parasite control, free-range, manure management, mineral supplements, grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, range improvement, grazing - rotational, watering systems, winter forage
  • Crop Production: cover crops, fallow, municipal wastes, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, mentoring, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, cooperatives, community-supported agriculture, marketing management, value added, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, wildlife
  • Pest Management: biological control, cultural control, physical control, prevention
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, holistic management
  • Soil Management: composting, green manures, soil analysis, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, employment opportunities, social capital, 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.