Why be a Producer?
Nebraska's farmers produce quality foods that are not only healthy and nutritious but also taste good.
Several reasons to be a producer:
- Niche Markets:
There is a growing demand for locally produced food including vegetables, fruits, and meats. This demand values the locality of the products and the producers.
- Environmental Stewardship:
Local producers value their product and in turn value their resources. This creates a cycle of stewardship that is carried over to the consumer through their products.
- Community Awareness:
Local producers value their communities and those markets. This creates a relationship of trust and community from the producer to the consumer and from the consumer to the producer
- Higher Returns per Acre :
Quality products produced for the local foods market generate a higher income and profit per acre than conventional Nebraska agriculture products. Based on thorough market research and business planning, local food production can increase family income or allow family members to return to the farm.