Farm Beginnings Program in Nebraska begins May 25

Farm Beginnings Program in Nebraska begins May 25, 2013 The Midwest Producer reports the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension will begin its first Farm Beginnings Program on May 25 at the Lincoln-Logan-McPherson Extension Office meeting room in North Platte. The program is a training and support program for people who want assistance evaluating and planning their farm enterprise. Beginning farmers are offered mentoring opportunities and are able to network with successful and experienced farmers. While all beginning farmers could benefit from attending the training sessions offered by the program, most farmers that offer their experience and expertise are from small- to medium-size operations that tend to operate diversified farms. The program includes 10 sessions that run from May-October. The total cost is $500 and scholarships are available. For more information, contact extension educator Randy Saner at rsaner2@unl.edu or 800-200-1381. A brochure and application are available for download at lincolnmcpherson.unl.edu or here.

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