All of us rely on the food system, but it’s not always clear what role we play or how we can make it better. Nebraska Extension is poised to assist all Nebraskans to become better acquainted with their food system and to work with communities across the state to embark on building a food system that meets the needs of everyone.
Nebraska Regional Food Systems Initiative |
Shared By: Terri James
The Voices for Food materials - The Food Council Creation Guide and the Food Pantry Toolkit will equip communities with tools to provide education and support in the areas of food systems, food councils, collaboration, nutrition, meal preparation, food safety, resource management, guided client-choice pantries, and cultural competency. These tools are meant to improve individual and household food security through community engagement and the use of MyChoice practices in local food pantries.
Voices For Food
Shared By: Lisa Franzen-Castle
The Winter Wheat Works Initiative is a local Nebraska Extension effort led by Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Educator for Saline, Jefferson, and Gage counties that encourages and supports growers in eastern and south central Nebraska to move from a corn-soybean rotation to a successful flex-rotation where some winter wheat acres are considered each year and strategically integrated into their cropping system. Visit his website at http://croptechcafe.org/winterwheat/
UNL | MediaHub | Winter Wheat Works Initiative
Shared By: Nathan Mueller
Recycling local manure nutrients before purchasing fertilizer is key to protecting the environment. Manure can be an economic “Win”, due to its fertility value, and a soil quality “Win”, due to its organic matter. But it can also be a community risk, due to odors and pathogens. Our live educational programs, online courses, and resources provide science-based information on economically viable, environmentally sound manure handling systems that also comply with all regulations.
Shared By: Leslie Johnson