Interested in being a mentor? Please complete this short form by May 3. Keep reading on for more details and mentor benefits.
NSAS has partnered with the Center for Rural Affairs on a new Beginning Farmer Conservation Fellowship Program to pair seven beginning farmers, or “fellows,” with a mentor, matching on shared farming practices, enterprises, and location. We’re recruiting farmer-mentors who have:
The program provides a stipend of $750 to mentors for their time and any travel costs or expenses for on-farm visits. You will also receive a free registration to NSAS’s annual Local Food + Farm Conference in February 2023 to attend a session with your fellow presenting on their conservation plan. The mentorship term is from May 2022 - February 2023.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about being a mentor or future mentoring opportunities please contact Meg Jackson, NSAS Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402)235-6743.
Beginning Farmer Conservation Fellowship Program
Are you a beginning farmer or rancher who would like guidance in implementing conservation programs? Participants in this inaugural "Conservation Fellows'' program will gain knowledge and practical experience to enable them to plan, apply, and advocate for conservation practices and equitable access to conservation programs. As part of this program fellows will receive the following:
As we celebrate this historic national and state-recognized day for and with Indigenous communities, let's also recognize the indigenous knowledge, stewardship, conservation, and skills that exist within the NSAS network. 1011 News has begun to document this historic commemoration at the State Capitol.
NSAS member Dawn Hill (Choctaw, link to her bio) is Co-President of the Board of Directors and a full-time staff of the Tapestry Institute (https://tapestryinstitute.org/). The Tapestry Institute weaves Indigenous Knowledge to life through activities and publications that use Indigenous ways of knowing, learning about, and responding to the natural world.
If you would like to help highlight Indigenous voices, farmers, food system advocates- please reach out so we can continue to uplift diverse work and lives within our NSAS network. Nominate an indigenous speaker for the Feb 4-5 2022 Healthy Farms Conference, board member, 2022 Field Day, or grant partner.
wiblaho & yakokí (Thank you with gratitude in Omaha-Ponca & Choctaw)
March 6th, 2021 Gather Film Screening