One of Nebraska’s pioneering families in organic farming has announced the formation of a new nonprofit foundation to advance farming in mutually beneficial relationship with nature and communities.
The Grain Place Foundation was formed by the heirs of the late Don and Alice Vetter, who founded the Grain Place Farm, a 280-acre organic farm in Marquette, NE. The foundation will honor and advance their visionary approach to farming by supporting symbiotic management of life forms for the production of food, feed, and fiber. The Grain Place Foundation will engage in research, education and other activities.
The Vetter family will transfer the majority of stock in Grain Place Farm to the Grain Place Foundation. Jay Vetter, Founding Executive Director of the foundation, said, “Our family sees the foundation as a means to develop and promote positive approaches to agricultural management that benefit farmers, rural communities, consumers and nature.”
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