Growing Magazine Winter 2020-2021

Winter 2020-2021
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A Healthy Future

Food • Fuel • Water • Landscapes • People
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources I University of Nebraska–Lincoln


  • $28,000 economic impact per community resulted from the work of students known as Rural Fellows.
  • 25+ years ago the Nebraska Rural Poll started as a research tool and today goes way beyond that.
  • 47 measures of economic performance and conditions are used in the Nebraska Thriving Index to compare Nebraska regions with their upper Midwest peers.
  • 46.5 acres of hops were harvested by Nebraska producers in 2019.
  • 23.3% of the state’s workforce were employed in a position connected to Nebraska’s ag industry in 2017.
  • $25.7 billion of Nebraska’s gross state product was contributed by the state’s agricultural sector in 2017