Increasing Rural Women's Leadership in Sustainable Agriculture and Community Development

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1996: $62,820.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $84,651.00
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:
Cris Carusi
Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, potatoes, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: grapes, melons, berries (strawberries)
  • Nuts: hazelnuts
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants, ornamentals
  • Animals: bees, bovine, poultry, swine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: housing, grazing - continuous, free-range, herbal medicines, grazing - rotational, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, mentoring, networking
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, cooperatives, marketing management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, grass waterways, hedgerows
  • Pest Management: mulches - killed
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: composting
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, 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.