New Urban Ag Program in Omaha

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension, and the Omaha Home for Boys announced a new program Thursday for budding urban agriculture entrepreneurs.

At the Omaha Home for Boys Cooper Memorial Farm, participants in the new Urban Agricultural Education program can learn about successful careers in local food production.

Classes begin on January 3, 2015 at the Douglas-Sarpy County Extension Office and January 17, 2015 at the Omaha Home for Boys woodshop at OHB’s main campus.

Class participants range from high school ages to adults.  Thus, the program targets youth, 4-H members, college students, and the greater Omaha area of individuals in various stages of their careers and business operations.  High school age students associated with the Omaha Home for Boys day program may be some of the first participants.

The long-term goal of the program is to increase the number of agricultural entrepreneurs and help participants achieve farm ownership.

Further information on the program can be found at http://ncta.unl.edu or call 1-800-3CURTIS.

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