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Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools and local food! Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education settings. Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. blog more

A Day in the Life of an Extension Educator

My name is Cindy.  I am an Extension Educator working for Nebraska Extension.  I am a Registered Dietitian, avid gardener and mother of three busy children.   Recently, I got the privilege to participate in a SARE tour.  SARE stands for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program.  Funded by the USDA,  the national SARE program supports and promotes sustainable farming and ranching.  They offer competitive grants and educational opportunities for producers, scientists, educators, institutions, organizations and others exploring sustainable agriculture.   In more

Feast or Famine with Produce

      It is the second week in August.  School starts next week.  We picked our first ripe tomato last week from the garden.  This week I have seven eggplant, four zucchini, a dozen ears of corn, six peaches, six pounds of strawberries, 6 pounds of blueberries, five green peppers, a big bowl of cherry tomatoes, and loads of ripening tomatoes that will be ready anytime.  On top of that we have two ripe cantaloupes and one black diamond watermelon!  Oh my!