Farm Beginnings Event Set for May in North Platte

unl-extensionThose wanting to evaluate and plan a farming business can get training and support this month from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension program.

The UNL Extension will hold its first Farm Beginnings Program on May 25 at the Lincoln-Logan-McPherson Extension office in North Platte. Sessions run through October.

Participants engage in a mentorship experience and network with a variety of successful, innovative farmers and attend practical seminars, field days and conferences.

Several successful farmers will participate as presenters, explaining first-hand the nuts and bolts of their farming operation. Most of the presenters come from small to medium-sized farming operations, and many direct-market their products.

The cost to participate is $500, and scholarships are available. A brochure, application and contact information are available at