Meet your Farmers

Meet Your Farmers

Meet your farmers: A Nebraska kind of cattle-feeding morning, from the tractor seat

Southeast Nebraska's Niemann Enterprises posted this short video showing what it's like feeding steers on a late January morning from their point of view. It's a 24-7 job, they say, whether snow, rain, sleet or sun.

Meet your farmers: A century of service in Nebraska farming

First deeded in 1891, Madison's Neidig family farm has been recognized as a Pioneer Farm, a Nebraska farm that has been owned and farmed by the same family for 100 years. Check out their video story from Agriculture's Lasting Heritage, a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.

Meet your Farmers: A kids' dream science lab, the working Nebraska farm

The Loseke family kids learn to apply their science, tech, engineering and math skills in the best science lab of all as they help parents Ryan and June run this Columbus ranching business. See how Elisabeth, Erika, and Cort apply these skills in everything from veterinary science and nutrition, to agriculture and meteorology.

Meet your Farmers: Fresh trout from Nebraska farms?

Dave Claridge, founder of Blue Valley Aquaculture near Sutton, turned abanoned hog buildings into a high-tech fish farm, aimed at meeting Nebraska's growing demand for fresh steelhead trout. Take a quick tour of this unique farming operation.

Meet your Farmers: Using technology to protect the environment

Fifth-generation family famers Danny and Josie Kluthe seamlessly mix pork production and cutting-edge technology. An anaerobic manure digester on site uses natural gas to supplement fuel for their farm's vehicles and help provide electricity to area homes. The Kluthes have six 1,000-head finishing barns and market about 15,000 finisher hogs annually. They grow corn and soybeans on 280 acres and raise 100 chickens every year for family and friends. Being good environmental stewards is key to all of their endeavors at Bacon Hill.

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.


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.


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.