February Farm Clinic Dates

Farmers and ranchers are invited to attend a FREE clinic.  The clinics are one-on-one, not group sessions, and are confidential.  The Farm Finance clinic gives you a chance to meet with an experienced Ag law attorney and Ag financial counselor.  These clinic staff specialize in legal and financial issues related to farming and ranching, including financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters.  Here is an opportunity to obtain an experienced outside opinion on issues that may be affecting your farm or ranch.  Bring your questions!

The FREE farm and ranch clinics will be in these locations:

  • Grand Island – Thursday, 7th
  • North Platte- Thursday, 14th
  • Fairbury – Thursday, 21st
  • Valentine – Tuesday, 26th
  • Norfolk – Wednesday, 27th

To sign up for a clinic or for more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline: 1-800-464-0258.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska sponsor the farm finance clinics.

Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund


The Farmer Veteran Coalition has an exciting grant program that will be open for five weeks beginning February 1st, 2019 at 8 a.m. PST and closes on March 8th, 2019 at 5 p.m. PST.

What is in it for you?

The grant program will provide veterans with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to make purchases to help with launching of their farm business.

What do you need to do?

  1. Go to the link posted on the Fellowship Fund page at www.farmvetco.org/fvfellowship. between February 1st and March 8th, 2019.
  2. Complete the application. (The application consists of both short answer and essay questions and requires veterans to submit a business plan.)
  3. Submit Application.
  4. Wait for the award announcements in April.


A webinar to review the application followed by a Q&A session will be held Wednesday, February 13 at 2:30 p.m. PST. Registration is limited to the first 500 participants, but a recording will be posted to the Fellowship web page after it’s completed. To register, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8095158054240674827.

Have any questions?

For eligibility and requirements, visit www.farmvetco.org/fvfellowship.

View a list of frequently asked questions by visiting www.farmvetco.org/fellowship/faq.

If you have any further questions you can call the Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Rural Response Hotline at 1-800-464-0258 or visit www.farmerandrancher.org.

To find more resources and programs for beginning farmers and ranchers please visit www.farmanswers.org, a component of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and www.usda.gov/newfarmers

Veterans Outreach

Are you a Military Veteran?

Are you interested in Agriculture, Farming, or Ranching?

Have you ever thought about becoming a Veteran Farmer?

Are you currently a Veteran Farmer or Rancher in need of agricultural education, financial, or legal assistance?

Did you know that there are programs and services that are designed specifically to help Beginning Veteran Farmers and Ranchers?

The Legal Aid of Nebraska has a Veteran Outreach Program that wants to help you the Veteran achieve your goals of joining Nebraska’s agriculture industry, or help to continue your agricultural enterprise.

The Legal Aid of Nebraska and its Partners would like to:

Assist Veteran farmers and ranchers in owning and operating successful farms and ranches.

Improve participation among Veteran farmers and ranchers in USDA programs.

Build relationships between current and prospective Veteran farmers and ranchers and USDA’s local, state, regional, and national offices.

Introduce agricultural information to Veteran farmers and ranchers through innovative training and technical assistance techniques.

Introduce agricultural education targeting Veteran beginning farmers and ranchers, in rural and persistent poverty areas.

If you have any questions you can call the Rural Response Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.