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Urban farm project heading for Midtown Omaha

“The more I’ve read, the more I’ve talked with other new farmers, I think this really is kind of the direction of the future for agriculture,” Jespersen said.

By Collin Ruane
WOWT News
Dec 21, 2016

Excerpt:

Forget big fields and acres of land, this residency program is set in the heart of Omaha. The Big Muddy Urban Farm is fixed inside a Midtown neighborhood. It’s an opportunity to learn about farming and the business behind it. Taylor Jespersen is one of a select few residents ready to take part in the aspiring farmer residency program.

“The urban farming thing is very new to me, but I’m excited to see what that looks like,” said Jespersen.

For nearly an entire year, he’ll be learning all about the business behind farming.

“The first few months will be just us building the business plan, the crop plan, what we want to grow. Then we’ll move into the actual process of doing that,” said Jespersen.

The transition to get Big Muddy Urban Farm program to where it is now didn’t happen overnight. Brent Lubbert, director of the program, says it’s evolved from its original plans.

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