MEET YOUR FARMERS

Meet Your Farmers

Meet your Farmers: Nebraska hops growers creating a new market

Hops growers in Nebraska are proving they're an important part of the local craft beer market. Consumers say they like locally-made beers that use hops grown nearby and growers want hops to be a viable crop in the Midwest.

Meet your Farmers: Growing citrus year-round in the High Plains? No problem!

Alliance farmer Russ Finch demonstrates the greenhouse he designed and built using circulating geothermal heat to successfully brave Nebraska winters and grow hundreds of pounds of citrus fruit every year on an energy cost of $1 a day!

Meet your Farmers: Kearney's saddle maker to the world

When you're born to parents who make horse saddles and you start life using a saddle box as a crib, the craft is in your blood. Kearney saddle maker Lyle Henderson picked up the trade at 12 years old, and 3,000 saddles later, each of his efforts are a working-class work of art.

Partners

Supported by the Nebraska Corn Board

The Nebraska Corn Board, on behalf of 23,000 corn farmers in Nebraska, invests in market development, research, promotion and education of corn and value-added products. The board aims to work closely with the farmer-to-consumer food chain, to educate everyone about the role corn has in our everyday healthy lives. The Nebraska Corn Board is proud to sponsor the Farmer Goes to Market program to help bring its mission of expanding demand and value of Nebraska corn to the consumer, through the strongest touch point in that chain: the Nebraska retail grocer.


Supported by the Nebraska Farm Bureau

The farm and ranch families represented by Nebraska Farm Bureau are proud sponsors of the Farmer Goes to Market program. We take great pride in supporting Nebraska's agricultural foundation. A key part of that effort is to make sure we produce safe and affordable food. This newsletter is an important part of our effort to connect the two most important parts of the food chain -- the farmer and the grocer -- with the goal of increasing consumer awareness and information about how their food is raised in Nebraska.


In patnership with the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association

The Nebraska Grocery Industry Association was formed in 1903 by a group of Omaha grocery store owners, wholesalers and vendors to allow them to promote independent food merchants and members of the food industry, and to promote education and cooperation among its membership. NGIA continues to represent grocery store owners and operators, along with wholesalers and vendors located throughout Nebraska, by promoting their success through proactive government relations, innovative solutions and quality services. NGIA offers efficient and economical programs. NGIA also lobbies on both a state and national level, ensuring that the voice of the food industry in Nebraska is heard by our representatives.