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Monday December 11, 2017

Valentine rancher Trent Loos, a sixth generation U.S. rancher, host of the daily radio show Loos Tales and founder of Faces of Agriculture, a non-profit organization devoted to telling the story of American agriculture one face at a time, travels nearly non-stop year-round to do his own form of evangalizing for the beauty of and need for modern farming.

Mead's Kerry and Angela Knuth, farming along with their two sons Gregory, 16, and Garrison, 13, typify the high-tech investment today's farmer relies upon to produce. Knuth Farms is "a family farm founded on the work ethic of parents and grandparents, yet continually advancing through our investment in modern equipment and technology," they say. Sit back and enjoy this stylishly produced visual story of their last-winter's wheat harvest.

Take a tour of a typical medium-sized Nebraska crop, hog and cattle farm, as Columbus' Luckey family farmers explain why today's farming tools actually reduce the environmental footprint of raising crops and animals.

Brothers Homer and Larry Buell discuss the conservation practices that have kept their family's Bassett, Neb., ranch in business for over 130 years.

Perhaps no better embodiment of the grocery-to-farmer connection embodied in Farmer Goes to Market can be found than Albion farmer Hillary Maricle, whose parents owned a grocery in Spaulding while much of the rest of her extended family farmed. With those roots founded in the best of both worlds, she went on to help run this sixth-generation Nebraska cattle and crop farm.

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.


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