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February 8, 2024

This is Isaac bringing you all the final blog from my internship here at the Grain Place. Over the past 5 weeks, I have been able to serve as the first participant in the TOPP internship program here at the farm. Given that I had never been to Nebraska before or worked on a grain / row crop farm, this experience was full of firsts. In this last blog, I want to take some time to describe the activities from…

January 30, 2024

Isaac here again, with the penultimate blog during my internship at the Grain Place. The past week has been very busy as the annual meeting of the NSAS (Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society) ran from Thursday to Saturday. The conference was located in Columbus, Nebraska this year, about an hour away from the farm. The Grain Place is a sponsor of the event and has been involved with the society for many years. Despite that, the livestock don’t particularly care whether…

January 23, 2024

his is Isaac back with another blog, taking you through the highlights of week three in my internship at the Grain Place. As I am writing this, it is Monday and temperatures have risen from below zero all the way to around 30 the past couple of days. That said, the majority of last week was still fraught with freezing temperatures and snow drifting across the farm. This meant that providing animal bedding, moving snow, and ensuring flowing water were…

January 16, 2024

This is Isaac bringing you another week in the life of an intern on the farm at the Grain Place. This week we have been dealing with some freezing winter weather, including several days below zero. In addition to the cold, the farm has received several inches of snow and been very windy. While these conditions mean I have spent more time inside staying warm, there is certainly still work to be done on the farm.

January 12, 2024

My name is Isaac Johnson and for the next five weeks, I will be working as an intern here at the Grain Place in Marquette, Nebraska. This first week has been jam-packed with new information and learning about the farm and the grain processing operations. Given that it is currently January, the working week looks a little bit different than other times of the year. However, there is always work to be done on the farm. 

Field Day 2022: July 16

“Field Day 2022: July 16” We welcomed guests to the farm for our annual Grain Place Foundation Field Day  on Saturday, July 16. Field Day gives guests an opportunity to tour the farm and grain processing plant in the morning, join us for an afternoon program with a keynote speakers, plus a lunch of organic food...

*Virtual* Field Day 2020: July 18

How Your Food is Produced Does Matter! Register Now for Field Day Our annual Grain Place Foundation Field Day on July 18 gives guests an opportunity to tour the farm and grain processing plant and to hear a keynote from Brise Tencer of the Organic Farming Research Foundation; this year, the whole Field Day is going...

Field Day 2019: July 13

“Field Day 2019: July 13” Our annual Grain Place Foundation Field Day gives guests an opportunity to tour the farm and grain processing plant in the morning, join us for an afternoon program with keynote speaker Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle, plus a lunch of organic food on the farm. The tour and keynote are free, and...

Film Screening: July 15, 2018

“Film Screening: July 15, 2018” We were glad to be a part of a sell-out special screening for a new film: “Dreaming of a Vetter World.” This documentary about the Vetter family’s history of organic farming and its dedication to regenerating soil through organic methods, written and directed by independent filmmaker Bonnie Hawthorne, was held...

Field Day 2018: July 14

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual Grain Place Field Day on Saturday, July 14 at the Grain Place Farm. In the morning we shared an up-close view of our 280-acre organic farm, which has been pioneering organic, regenerative agriculture in central Nebraska for decades. Walking the fields, David Vetter was able...