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Nation-building begins with farm-building for this National Guard farming unit

Members of the Nebraska National Guard Agribusiness Development Team for the Paktiya Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan puts their farming and agriculture to use by helping Afghan farmers develop more efficient methods for crop and livestock production. The ADT is an Operation Enduring Freedom specific operation that relies on volunteers to complete its mission.

Listen to this Madison corn, soybean and cattle farmer explain some realities of food price increases attributable to the drought, as she discusses real-life Nebraska farming with NTV's Marylyn Barnett live at the 2012 Husker Harvest Days farm show.

What does it take to get the hundreds of cattle that leave this large Pilger feedlot every week loaded and on their way? Take a sunrise tour of this Nebraska beef finishing operation with the weekly loading crew.

Farm mom Hilary Maricle shares a day in the life on this sixth-generation Nebraska farm near Albion. Her family's job includes caring for cattle, corn, hogs and soybeans. Take a look at her busy day, and then leave any questions you have about why she does what she does to raise the food you sell.

This Firth egg farm may house more than quarter million laying hens, but it has always been, and still remains, a family farm. Listen as owner Jerry Tekolste and manager Earl Latshaw explain why the outward appearance of Nebraska farming may change with the years, but the heart and soul of any family-run operation doesn't.


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.

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.

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