Agriculture Resources

Agriculture Resources

Agriculture is a key industry in Nebraska. Search through resources relating specifically to agriculture, ag tech, and agribusiness. Scroll to the bottom of the page for events relating to the ag industry.

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Ag Innovation Challenge - American Farm Bureau Federation

The Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge is a national business competition that showcases U.S. startups developing innovative solutions that address challenges facing America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Launched in 2015, The Challenge was the first national business competition of its kind focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs.

Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Information

Phone:
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Agricultural Worker Rights Program - Legal Aid of Nebraska

The Agricultural Worker Rights Program helps agricultural workers in Nebraska assert their employment rights.

Danny Reynaga

Phone: (402) 348-1069
Website

209 South 19th Street
Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68102

Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America - Economic Research Service (ERS) - USDA

The Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America is a web tool that provides statistics by broad categories of socioeconomic factors.

John Cromartie

Phone: (202) 694-5421
Website


Washington, DC 20250

Beginning Farmer/Rancher Loan Program - Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA)

The NIFA Beginning Farmer/Rancher Program assists farmers and ranchers to obtain agricultural loans at interest rates generally lower than the conventional farm credit markets.

Dudley Beyer

Phone: (402) 434-6931
Website

1230 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

Bio Nebraska

Bio Nebraska is a non-profit, membership-based trade association with a diversified membership including entities from all segments of the bio-ecosystem.

Bio Nebraska

Phone: (402) 709-5536
Website

PO Box 24802
Omaha, NE 68124

Burlington Capital Ag-Venture

Ag-tech fund for the Midwest, by the Midwest. Working directly with producers to identify problems in the agriculture value chain and collaborate in developing innovative solutions.

Burlington Capital Ag-Venture

Phone:
Website


Omaha, NE 68102

Business Programs - USDA Rural Development - Kearney

USDA Rural Development Business Programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business.

Jolene Jones

Phone: (308) 455-9840
Website

4009 6th Avenue, Suite 1
Kearney, NE 68845

Business Programs - USDA Rural Development - Lincoln

USDA Rural Development Business Programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business, as well as supporting the creation and preservation of quality jobs in rural areas.

Brant Richardson

Phone: (402) 437-5568
Website

100 Centennial Mall North
Suite 308
Lincoln, NE 68508

Business Programs - USDA Rural Development - Norfolk

USDA Rural Development Business Programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business, as well as supporting the creation and preservation of quality jobs in rural areas.

Bill Sheppard

Phone: (402) 371-5350 Ext: 104
Website

2601 Lakeridge Drive
Suite 2
Norfolk, NE 68701

Business Programs - USDA Rural Development - Scottsbluff

USDA Rural Development Business Programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business, as well as supporting the creation and preservation of quality jobs in rural areas.

Marla Marx

Phone: (308) 632-2195 Ext: 132
Website

818 Ferdinand Plaza, Suite B
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Business Services (Spanish) - Center for Rural Affairs

Center for Rural Affairs offers services in Spanish to small business owners, farmers, community leaders and more.

Business Services (Spanish) Information

Phone: (402) 687-2100
Website

145 Main Street
P.O. Box 136
Lyons, NE 68038

Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) - University of Nebraska Lincoln

Buy Fresh Buy Local is a member-based marketing, promotion, and education program dedicated to increasing the market share for local foods in the state of Nebraska. All producers and businesses that support local agriculture are welcome to join.

Skylar Falter

Phone: (402) 472-5273
Website

Filley Hall
PO Box 830922
Lincoln, NE 68502

Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT) - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) - University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT) is a recognized center-of-excellence for education and research in advanced land management information technologies. Our state-of-the-art instruments allow us to look beyond the surface to learn more about plant productivity and response to stress.

Brian Wardlow

Phone: (402) 472-6729
Website

3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln, NE 68583

Center for Entrepreneurship - University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Center for Entrepreneurship is built on the people who teach and learn here. Our vision for integrated learning involves students, faculty, alumni and community constituents working together to foster dynamic interactions that help students grow and future businesses succeed.

Center for Entrepreneurship

Phone: (402) 472-3353
Website

730 North 14th Street
PO Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588

Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Franchising (CIEF) - University of Nebraska Omaha

The UNO Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Franchising serves as a bridge between the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and the diverse entrepreneurial community in the Omaha, Nebraska area.

Center Information

Phone: (402) 554-2706
Website

6708 Pine Street
Mammel Hall, Suite 303
Omaha, NE 68182

Center for Rural Affairs

We are unapologetically rural. We stand up for the small family farmer and rancher, new business owner, and rural communities. For more than 45 years, we’ve been a leading force engaging people to build a better rural future. We live this work. Welcome to our rural revolution.

Center for Rural Affairs Information

Phone: (402) 687-2100
Website

145 Main Street
PO Box 136
Lyons, NE 68038

Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health - UNMC

Our mission is to work with the agricultural community in the Central States and beyond, conducting research, intervention, education, and outreach activities, which aim to discover the mechanisms of injury and illness, and to develop, implement, and evaluate prevention strategies that measurably improve the health and safety of members of the agricultural community.

Risto Rautiainen

Phone: (402) 559-4998
Website

984388 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198

Community Connect Program - USDA Rural Development

The purpose of the Community Connect Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide, on a “community-oriented connectivity” basis, broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety benefits.

Roger Meeks

Phone: (402) 420-1467
Website

100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - Northeast Region

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

Amanda Kowalewski

Phone: (402) 329-4821
Website

111 West Court Street, 13
Pierce, NE 68767

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - Eastern Region

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

Ben McShane-Jewell

Phone: (402) 426-9455
Website

597 Grant Street
Blair, NE 68008

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - Northern Panhandle

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

Jenny Nixon

Phone: (308) 668-2428
Website

325 Main Street
PO Box 277
Harrison, NE 69346

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - Northern Region

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

Jordan Grummert Rasmussen

Phone: (308) 346-4200
Website

250 South 8th Avenue
PO Box 638
Burwell, NE 68823

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - Southeast Region

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

Rex Nelson

Phone: (402) 472-7211
Website

202 South 8th Street
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - Southern Panhandle

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

Jamie Bright

Phone: (308) 254-4455
Website

920 Jackson Street
PO Box 356
Sidney, NE 69162

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - Southern Region

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

Jason Tuller

Phone: (402) 768-7212
Website

225 North 4th Street
Room 104
Hebron, NE 68370

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - Southwest Region

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

Brandi Hagemann

Phone:
Website


Mc Cook, NE 69001

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - Statewide

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

Marilyn Schlake

Phone: (402) 472-4138
Website

1625 Arbor Drive, Filley Hall (FYH) 58B
Lincoln, NE 68583

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - West Central Region

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

Shawn Kaskie

Phone: (308) 872-6831
Website

431 South 10th Street
Broken Bow, NE 68822

Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute - University of Nebraska

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska was founded in 2010 by the Robert B. Daugherty Foundation to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less stress on water resources through improved water management in agricultural and food systems.

Nick Brozovic

Phone: (402) 472-5398
Website

Innovation Commons
2021 Transformation Drive
Lincoln, NE 68583

Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication (ALEC) - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) - University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication builds sustainable human capacity through the land-grant mission of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

L.J. McElravy

Phone: (402) 472-8058
Website

143 Filley Hall
PO Box 830947
Lincoln, NE 68583

Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR)- University of Nebraska Lincoln

ENREC was created in 2016 to meet the diverse needs of Nebraska’s rural sector and its growing urban population through the integration of research efforts and valuable programming of Nebraska Extension. ENREC includes the Northeast and Southeast Extension Districts. A third district, the Metro Extension District, was developed to more fully meet the needs of our highly populated urban counties.

Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center

Phone: (402) 624-8037
Website

1071 County Road G
Ithaca, NE 68033

eKitchen – Food Entrepreneur Incubator - Twin Cities Development Association, Inc. (TCD)

The TCD kitchen is a food entrepreneur incubator. Created to nurture start-up food companies, the kitchen offers a quality commercial-grade space for food preparation, packaging, and marketing without the costs of a commercial location that may be a barrier for start-up companies. Twin Cities Development (TCD) is the economic development organization for the communities of Gering, Scotts Bluff County, Bayard, and Terrytown in Scotts Bluff County in Western Nebraska.

Jordan Diedrich

Phone: (308) 632-2833
Website


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Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program - University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program’s mission is to embolden our people on the courageous pursuit of their purpose through the art and practice of entrepreneurship. The Engler Program exists to serve those who dare to forge their own paths, to go beyond the safety of the harbor, and to embrace the roller-coaster experience called entrepreneurship.

Tom Field

Phone: (402) 472-5643
Website

UNL East Campus
201AF Dinsdale Learning Commons
Lincoln, NE 68583

Entrepreneur & Community Coaching Network - Center for Rural Affairs

We are unapologetically rural. We stand up for the small family farmer and rancher, new business owner, and rural communities. For more than 45 years, we’ve been a leading force engaging people to build a better rural future. We live this work. Welcome to our rural revolution.

Sandra Renner

Phone: (402) 687-2100 Ext: 1009
Website

145 Main Street
PO Box 136
Lyons, NE 68038

Farm and Ranch Project - Legal Aid of Nebraska

Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Farm and Ranch Project offers free services to individuals and families throughout rural Nebraska, with a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on agriculture.

Farm and Ranch Information

Phone: (800) 464-0258
Website

The Douglas Building
209 South 19th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Farm Service Agency - USDA - Nebraska

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Tim Divis

Phone: (402) 437-5581
Website

7131 A Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Farm/Ranch Succession and Transfer Education - Nebraska Extension

Help farms, ranches, businesses, and entrepreneurs improve skills for good family communications/relations, and emphasizing the importance of having a succession/transition plan.

Allan Vyhnalek

Phone: (402) 472-1771
Website

303 Filley Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583

Food Innovation Center - Nebraska Innovation Campus

The NIC Food Innovation Center is a 178,000 square-foot complex serving private/public partnerships. The center provides world-class facilities for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Food Science and Technology Department and private companies in leased space. It features wet/dry lab research space, food grade/non-food grade pilot plant space, a state-of-the-art distance education classroom and office space.

Dan Duncan

Phone: (402) 472-5535
Website

2021 Transformation Drive
Lincoln, NE 68508

Food Processing Center - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) - University of Nebraska Lincoln

Food Processing Center is a multi-disciplinary resource for the food industry, providing a combination of consulting, educational, technical, and business development services. The Center provides a wide range of customizable services, all delivered in a confidential, price-competitive, and timely manner.

Terry Howell

Phone: (402) 472-2142
Website

271 Food Innovation Center
Lincoln, NE 68588

GROW Nebraska Foundation

We are a nonprofit educational organization, providing marketing and training to individuals and small business owners across Nebraska.

Janell Anderson Ehrke

Phone: (308) 962-6767
Website

421 West Talmadge Street
Kearney, NE 68845

How to Start a Farm: Beginning Farmers and Ranchers - USDA

New to farming? Want to learn how to start a farm? USDA can help and offers additional assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers.

Jami Thoene

Phone: (402) 443-4106
Website


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Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON)

Our mission is to represent independent cattle producers, standing together without the influence of other industry sectors while securing a viable livelihood for present and future generations.

ICON Information

Phone: (308) 880-1505
Website

432 North 10th Avenue
Broken Bow, NE 68822

Industrial Agricultural Products Center - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR)- University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Center’s mission is to improve the agricultural economy by developing new uses for biological materials: agricultural crops and residues, forestry residues, industrial residues, and food waste.

Loren Isom

Phone: (402) 472-1634
Website

3605 Fair Street
208 L.W. Chase Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) - University of Nebraska Lincoln

In the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) we are all about people, and the food, water and natural resources that sustain them.

IANR Information

Phone: (402) 472-2871
Website

3550 East Campus Loop
AGH 300
Lincoln, NE 68583

Jacht Ad Agency

We’re award-winning. We’re driven. We’re students. Jacht is an advertising agency with a youthful edge that creates strategic and fresh work for our clients.

Jacht Ad Agency Information

Phone: (402) 472-3528
Website

151 North 8th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

Kitchen Council

We provide access to a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, educational resources, a member community, events, mentorship and more.

Holly Benson Muller

Phone: (402) 233-7152
Website

1001 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Loan Program (Spanish) - Center for Rural Affairs – Central Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Griselda Rendon

Phone: (308) 850-4820
Website

3180 West Highway 34, Room 200
PO Box 294
Grand Island, NE 68802

Loan Program (Spanish) - Center for Rural Affairs – Northeast Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Veronica Reyes Spindola

Phone: (402) 942-1113
Website

PO Box 343
Columbus, NE 68602

Loan Program (Spanish) - Center for Rural Affairs – Panhandle Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Anthony Gurrola

Phone: (308) 631-0157
Website

615 South Beltline Highway West, Suite 1
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Loan Program - Center for Rural Affairs - Panhandle Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Anthony Gurrola

Phone: (308) 631-0157
Website

615 South Beltline Highway West
Suite 1
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Loan Program - Center for Rural Affairs – Northeast Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
Website

PO Box 332
Norfolk, NE 68702

Loan Program - Center for Rural Affairs – Southeast Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Casey O’Brien

Phone: (402) 580-1007
Website

215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 511
Lincoln, NE 68506

Loan Program – Center for Rural Affairs - Central Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Becky Parker

Phone: (308) 534-3508
Website

PO Box 1761
North Platte, NE 69103

Native American Coalition (NAC) - Nebraska Extension

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Native American Coalition (NAC) builds relationships and partnerships between the Nebraska Extension and Native American communities and organizations.

Ted Hibbeler

Phone: (402) 922-1562
Website

NICC, 2605 Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City, NE 68776

Nebraska Advantage Rural Development Act - Nebraska Department of Revenue

The Nebraska Advantage Rural Development Act, administered by the Nebraska Department of Revenue, will provide a refundable tax credit.

Garrett Nedved

Phone: (402) 471-5862
Website

301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 98944
Lincoln, NE 68509

Nebraska Agricultural Trade Office - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

The mission of the Nebraska Agricultural Trade Office is to assist in the promotion of sales of Nebraska agricultural products and related goods to new and existing international markets.

Nebraska Agricultural Trade Office

Phone: (800) 831-0550
Website

PO Box 94947
Lincoln, NE 68509

Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) - Statewide

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is a department of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha with offices in Omaha, Lincoln, Wayne, Norfolk, Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte, McCook, Scottsbluff and Chadron. Our partners throughout the State include the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Wayne State College and Chadron State College.

NBDC Information

Phone: (402) 554-6263
Website

University of Nebraska Omaha
6708 Pine Street, College of Business Administration, Mammel Hall 200
Omaha, NE 68182

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is nationally ranked as one of the best two-year colleges, and Forbes Business Magazine placed us among the top 30 trade schools in the nation.

Program Information

Phone: (800) 328-7847
Website

404 East 7th Street
Curtis, NE 69025

Nebraska Cooperative Development Center - UNL Department of Agricultural Economics

NCDC assists groups and communities who are exploring or have formed a cooperative business. NCDC can guide a cooperative effort from visioning to implementation. Services include facilitation, providing resources, technical assistance and education.

Charlotte Narjes

Phone: (402) 472-1724
Website

58E Filley Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0922

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is the official lead economic development agency for Nebraska. Created by the Legislature in 1967, DED’s emphasis is growing and diversifying the state’s “economic base,” bringing new dollars into the state.

Lori Cole

Phone: (402) 471-3746
Website

245 Fallbrook Blvd, Suite 002
Lincoln, NE 68521

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy’s mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Nebraska’s air, land, water and energy resources.

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Information

Phone: (402) 471-2186
Website

P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509

Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

State department responsible for management of surface water, integrated water management and planning, dam safety, floodplain management, ground water well registration and certain ground water permits.

Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Information

Phone: (402) 471-2363
Website

301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94676
Lincoln, NE 68509

Nebraska Extension - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR)

Most Nebraskans aren’t aware of how much Extension is supporting them on a daily basis, in almost every area of their life. Many are aware of the services Extension provides to the agricultural community, but Extension provides expertise and know-how to sectors as diverse as nutrition, health care, and technology.

Extension Information

Phone: (402) 472-2966
Website

211 Agricultural Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583

Nebraska Farmers Market and Produce Vendor Search - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

The Nebraska Farmers Market and Produce Search is an online marketplace for Nebraska ag products, sponsored by the Department of Agrigulture.

Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Phone: (402) 471-4876
Website

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509

Nebraska Hospitality Association

The Nebraska Hospitality Association is the voice for Nebraska hospitality, our ongoing advocacy efforts are what make it possible for us to react quickly in a crisis to protect your business.

Nebraska Hospitality Association Information

Phone: (402) 488-3999
Website

5100 North 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521

Nebraska MarketMaker - Statewide

Nebraska MarketMaker is the place to source local food, find customers for your food products and to connect Nebraska’s food chain, from farm to fork.

Nebraska MarketMaker

Phone:
Website


Lincoln, NE 68588

Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center (NVDC) - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR)- University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center (NVDC) employs state-of-the-art testing procedures to provide disease surveillance and diagnostic services to veterinarians, livestock producers, pet owners and researchers.

Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center

Phone: (402) 472-1434
Website

4040 East Campus Loop North
Lincoln, NE 68583

Nebraska Water Sciences Laboratory - University of Nebraska Lincoln

The NU Water Sciences Laboratory, a part of the Nebraska Water Center and Daugherty Water for Food Institute, provides specialized chemical and isotope testing services.

Daniel Snow

Phone: (402) 472-7539
Website

202 Water Sciences Laboratory
1840 North 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68583

NextGen - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

NextGen utilizes the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Act to help new producers get a head start in farming and ranching, while giving back to the farmers and ranchers who own agricultural assets.

Karla Bahm

Phone: (402) 471-4876
Website

PO Box 94947
Lincoln, NE 68509

No More Empty Pots

No More Empty Pots is a grassroots nonprofit that engages community in local foods systems initiatives.

No More Empty Pots Information

Phone: (402) 502-1642
Website

8511 North 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68112

NUtech Ventures

NUtech’s mission is to facilitate the commercialization and practical use of innovations generated through the research activities at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and the University of Nebraska – Kearney.

Brad Roth

Phone: (402) 472-1783
Website

2021 Transformation Drive
Suite 2220
Lincoln, NE 68508

Panhandle Research and Extension Center - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) - University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Panhandle Research and Extension Center, located in Scottsbluff, houses 13 faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR). Most of the faculty hold joint appointments in research and extension.

David Ostdiek

Phone: (308) 632-1230
Website

4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

ReConnect Loan and Grant Program - USDA

The ReConnect Loan and Grant Program furnishes loans and grants to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.

ReConnect Loan and Grant Information

Phone: (402) 437-5551
Website

100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508

Regional Food Systems - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN)

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Regional Food Systems serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

Vanessa Wielenga

Phone: (402) 472-0361
Website

1700 North 35th Street, Leverton Hall (LEV) 119C
Lincoln, NE 68583

Rural Broadband Loans, Loan/Grant Combinations, and Loan Guarantees - USDA Rural Development

The Rural Broadband Loans, Loan/Grant Combinations, and Loan Guarantees (Farm Bill Broadband Program) furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas.

Roger Meeks

Phone: (402) 420-1467
Website

100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508

Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program - USDA Rural Development

The Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program provides funding for rural projects through local utility organizations. USDA provides zero-interest loans to local utilities which they, in turn, pass through to local businesses (ultimate recipients) for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas. The ultimate recipients repay the lending utility directly. The utility then is responsible for repayment to USDA.

Joan Scheel

Phone: (402) 437-5551
Website

100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508

Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN)

Helping Nebraska’s rural communities thrive.

Rural Prosperity Nebraska Information

Phone: (402) 472-7211
Website

1400 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588

Startup LNK

In Lincoln, we’re proud to have a thriving and diverse startup community. From weekly and monthly events to strong accelerators, awesome coworking spaces, and plenty of mentors willing to help, Lincoln is a perfect place to build a startup.

Kathy Andersen

Phone:
Website

1128 Lincoln Mall, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508

State Fact Sheets - Economic Research Service (ERS) - USDA

The ERS State Fact Sheets provide information on population, income, poverty, food security, education, employment/unemployment, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and agricultural exports. Links to available county-level data are included where applicable.

Kathleen Kassel

Phone: (202) 694-5352
Website


Washington, DC 20250

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Loan Guarantees - USDA Rural Development

This program provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas.

Roger Meeks

Phone: (402) 420-1467
Website

100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508

The Combine

The Combine is a statewide initiative supporting high growth entrepreneurs in food and agriculture. The program consists of commercialization support through mentorship and a capital readiness program, networking events, a network of partnering producers across the state, as well as incubation space on Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Matt Foley

Phone:
Website

2125 Transformation Drive
Suite 1000
Lincoln, NE 68508

USDA Rural Development - Nebraska

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we help rural Americans in many ways. Together, America Prospers.

Joan Scheel

Phone: (402) 437-5551
Website

100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508

Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic - University of Nebraska Lincoln

The E-Clinic at Nebraska Law provides free legal services to Nebraska startups. Law students in the E-Clinic are supervised by Professor Brett Stohs and handle a variety of early-stage legal matters, including entity formation, contract drafting, and IP protection.

Brett Stohs

Phone: (402) 472-3271
Website

1875 North 42nd Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

West Central Research and Extension Center - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR)- University of Nebraska Lincoln

The University of Nebraska West Central Research & Extension Center is a research and extension facility of the University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR). It serves as the site for field-based research and extension involving faculty and graduate students in eight IANR departments.

Kelly Bruns

Phone: (308) 696-6700
Website

402 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE 69101

Women's Business Center - Center for Rural Affairs

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Jessica Campos

Phone: (402) 870-1521
Website

3180 West Highway 34, Room 200
PO Box 294
Grand Island, NE 68802

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