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Food Systems

Nebraska’s food systems support small businesses across the state from family farms to restaurants. Nebraska’s centralized location near major transportation routes also enables small businesses to access markets to sell locally-sourced foods and products.

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Agriculture Builders of Nebraska, Inc.

ABN is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the continual improvement and prosperity of Nebraska Agriculture. It is an organization of individual members and not an organization of organizations.

Agriculture Builders of Nebraska, Inc. Information

Phone: (402) 472-2089
Website

c/o: ABN Secretary
PO Box 830708
Lincoln, NE 68583

Animal Health - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Animal Health protects producers and consumers, as well as the health of livestock in Nebraska, by enforcing rules and regulations governing eradication and control of certain livestock and poultry diseases.

Animal Imports Information

Phone: (402) 471-2351
Website


Lincoln, NE 68509

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)

If you’re a farmer or rancher in Nebraska, NIFA has a program to help you start or scale your agribusiness. The NIFA Beginning Farmer/Rancher Loan Program helps eligible farmers and ranchers access agricultural loans at lower interest rates than those available in the conventional farm credit markets.

Beginning Farmer/Rancher Loan Program Information

Phone: (402) 434-3900
Website

1230 “O” Street, Suite 200
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

Biomaterials Program - Food Processing 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.

Industrial Agricultural Products Center

Phone: (402) 472-2832
Website

1901 N 21 Sreet
Lincoln, NE 68588

Business Builder Subaward Grant Program - Heartland Regional Food Business Center

A regionally-managed funding opportunity made available by USDA through its 12 Regional Food Business Centers. This funding program is designed to support the development of farm and food businesses serving local and regional markets.

Business Builder Subaward Grant Program Information

Phone:
Website

1650 N 35th Street
Lincoln, NE 68583

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® Nebraska (BFBLN) is a member-based marketing, promotion, and education program. For the past 17 years, Buy Fresh Buy Local® Nebraska's distinct efforts have been to support our state’s farmers, ranchers and connect consumers to Nebraska-grown food.

Margaret Milligan

Phone: (402) 472-5273
Website

625 Arbor Drive
Lincoln, NE 68503

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 - College of Business - University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Center for Entrepreneurship provides advice, mentorship, coaching and consulting services at no cost to people with ideas to those with businesses – big or small.

Center for Entrepreneurship

Phone: (402) 472-3353
Website

730 North 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588

Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Franchising (CIEF) - College of Business Administration - University of Nebraska at 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 (CS-CASH) - College of Public Health - University of Nebraska Medical Center - (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. We envision a vibrant agricultural sector in our region and the United States where health and safety is highly valued and work-related injuries and illnesses are rare.

CS-CASH Information

Phone: (402) 552-3394
Website

984355 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198

Choose Healthy Here - Nebraska Extension - University of Nebraska Lincoln

Choose Healthy Here retailer support program - Nebraska Extension partners with community members and local businesses to help increase access to fresh, affordable, nutritious foods while building community demand and providing nutrition education.

Healthy Food Access Information

Phone: (402) 472-2966
Website

1650 N 35th St
Lincoln, NE 68583

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - University of Nebraska Lincoln - 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.

Tyler Quick

Phone: (402) 426-9455
Website

597 Grant Street, Suite 200
Blair, NE 68008

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - University of Nebraska Lincoln - East 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.

Maria Cantu - Hines

Phone: (308) 390-8015
Website

400 Hawkeye
Osceola, NE 68651

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - University of Nebraska Lincoln - 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) - University of Nebraska Lincoln - 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.

Ben McShane-Jewell

Phone: (402) 269-2301
Website

620 1st Street
Syracuse, NE 68446

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - University of Nebraska Lincoln - 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
Sidney, NE 69162

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - University of Nebraska Lincoln - 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: (308) 345-3390
Website

1400 W 5th Street Ste 2
Mc Cook, NE 69001

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - University of Nebraska Lincoln - 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

Community Economic Development - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) - University of Nebraska Lincoln -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) -University of Nebraska Lincoln - 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

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

In 2019, Nebraska passed a bill (LB 304) allowing individuals to sell homemade foods already authorized for sale at farmers’ markets directly to consumers at the producer’s home, fairs, festivals, other public events or online for pick-up or delivery—all within the state of Nebraska.

Cottage Food Law Information

Phone: (402) 444-7872
Website

8015 W Center Rd
Omaha, NE 68124

Dairy Regulations, Permits, & Forms - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

The Dairy Division conducts on-site inspections of dairy farms, milk haulers, manufacturing plants, and fluid milk bottling plants. This completes a comprehensive inspection program that goes from the farm to the consumer. Both the Grade A program and the manufacturing program are carried on primarily to assure the safe and wholesome supply of dairy products for the consumer.

Dairy Regulations & Permits Information

Phone: (402) 471-3422
Website


Lincoln, NE 68509

Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute - University of Nebraska Lincoln

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.

Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Information

Phone: (402) 472-5145
Website

Nebraska Innovation Campus
2021 Transformation Drive, Suite
Lincoln, NE 68588

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.

Anthony Gurrola

Phone: (308) 633-2899
Website

2350 Five Rocks Road
Gering, NE 69341

Engler Entrepreneurship Program - University of Nebraska Lincoln

Engler exists to embolden our people on the courageous pursuit of their purpose, through the art and practice of entrepreneurship.

Engler Entrepreneurship Program Information

Phone: (402) 472-5643
Website

1625 North 38th Street
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

Entrepreneur Journey - No More Empty Pots

The Entrepreneur Journey is a community-funded program to ensure that small business owners and aspiring business owners have access to the Ecosystem of Resources they need to reach their goals.

Entrepreneur Journey Information

Phone: (402) 502-1642
Website

8501 North 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68112

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 Loan Programs - Farm Service Agency - USDA

The Farm Service Agency offers loans to help farmers and ranchers get the financing they need to start, expand or maintain a family farm.

Tim Divis

Phone: (402) 437-5581
Website

7131 A Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Farm Service Agency - USDA

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 - Center for Agricultural Profitability - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) - University of Nebraska Lincoln

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

Center for Agricultural Profitability Information

Phone: (402) 472-3401
Website

1625 Arbor Drive
Lincoln, NE 68583

Farmers.gov Tools - USDA

Farmers.gov local dashboards provide farming data and USDA resources for your state and county.

Farmers.gov Information

Phone: (202) 720-2791
Website


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Food Establishment Inspection & Permit - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Interested in becoming a licensed food establishment? No person shall operate a food establishment without a valid permit which sets forth the types of operation occurring within the establishment. Food establishments must be in compliance with the Nebraska Food Code. Food processing plants must comply with the Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food found in 21 C.F.R. part 110

Food Establishment Inspection Information

Phone: (402) 471-3422
Website

245 Fallbrook Blvd
Lincoln, NE 68521

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.

Food Innovation Center Information

Phone: (402) 472-5535
Website

2021 Transformation Drive
Lincoln, NE 68508

Food Inspector Lookup Tool - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Find the Food Inspector assigned to your area

Food Inspector Information

Phone: (402) 471-3422
Website


Lincoln, NE 68509

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.

Food Processing Center Information

Phone: (402) 472-2832
Website

1901 N 21 Street
Lincoln, NE 68588

FSA Online Data Resources - Farm Services Agency - USDA

Use the search feature for FSA data resources by category or program.

FSA Online Data Resources Information

Phone: (202) 720-2791
Website

1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250

Great Plains Ecotourism Coalition

The Great Plains Ecotourism Coalition is a group committed to promoting environmental conservation and building thriving communities through nature-based tourism in the Great Plains. The Coalition includes both non-profit and for-profit members. The Coalition is coordinated by staff at the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Great Plains Ecotourism Coalition

Phone: (402) 472-3965
Website

1155 Q Street
Lincoln, NE 68588

Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (GPVEC) - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) -University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (GPVEC) will lead and serve as a state, national and international information source for science-based, innovative options in food animal health and production management with beef cattle emphasis.

Debbie George

Phone: (402) 762-4500
Website

820 Road 313
Clay Center, NE 68933

Grit Road Partners

AgTech Fund for the Midwest, by the Midwest

Grit Road Partners Information

Phone:
Website

1004 Farnam St STE 400
Omaha, NE 68102

GROBigRed Virtual Learning - Nebraska Extension - University of Nebraska Lincoln

These free webinar series - delivered via Zoom - are a great opportunity to join experts from Nebraska Extension to learn and ask questions!

GROBigRed Information

Phone: (402) 441-7180
Website

Building 140
1650 N 35th St
Lincoln, NE 68583

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

Heartland Regional Food Business Center

The Heartland Regional Food Business Center helps farm and food enterprises develop local and regional food businesses and markets. Partners provide assistance from startup through growth, and also support supply chain connections.

Mary Emery

Phone:
Website

University of Nebraska Extension
1650 N 35th Street, Lincoln, NE
Lincoln, NE 68583

Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation (HCCDC)

Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation (HCCDC) is a community development organization in Winnebago, Nebraska. Affordable housing, community infrastructure, financial literacy, education, and project coordination.

Brian Mathers

Phone: (402) 878-2192
Website

509 Ho Chunk Plaza
Winnebago, NE 68071

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


Lincoln, NE 68510

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

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

1825 N 38th St
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

Laws and Regulations - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Statutes and regulations are made available by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture for the public's convenience

Laws and Regulations Information

Phone:
Website


Lincoln, NE 68509

Licensing, Permits & Registrations - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture Licensing, Permits & Registrations web page provides access to downloadable applications and information for obtaining licenses, permits, and registrations.

Licensing, Permit & Registration Information

Phone: (402) 471-3422
Website


Lincoln, NE 68509

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.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
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.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
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.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
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.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
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.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
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.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
Website

PO Box 1761
North Platte, NE 69103

Meat Processor Grant - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has grant funding available to help small and mid-sized meat processors expand their operations.

Meat Processor Grant Information

Phone: (402) 471-4876


Lincoln, NE 68509

Mobile Food Establishment Registry - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

The purpose of the registry is to record in a central location the municipal ordinances used to regulate mobile food establishments.

Mobile Food Establishment Registry Information

Phone:
Website


Lincoln, NE 68509

Native American Coalition (NAC) - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR)

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 Microenterprise Tax Credit - Nebraska Department of Revenue

The Nebraska Advantage Microenterprise Tax Credit Act (Act) provides a refundable individual income tax credit to individual applicants who are actively involved in operating a microbusiness based on demonstrated growth of the business over two years.

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) - College of Business Administration - University of Nebraska at Omaha

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 - University of Nebraska Lincoln

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 - Department of Agricultural Economics - University of Nebraska Lincoln

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

3720 E Campus Loop Suite 102
Lincoln, NE 68583

Nebraska Crop Improvement Association

The Nebraska Crop Improvement Association is dedicated to enhancing the economic viability and well-being of the people of Nebraska and the world, through value-added products and processes.

Steven Pageler

Phone: (402) 472-1444
Website

268 Plant Science Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583

Nebraska Department of Agriculture

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) encourages and promotes the interests of agriculture through advocacy and education. In addition, NDA regulates the agriculture industry to ensure the health and safety of all Nebraskans.

Nebraska Department of Agriculture Information

Phone: (402) 471-2341
Website

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509

Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED)

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.

DED Information

Phone: (800) 426-6505
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 Ethanol Board

The Nebraska Ethanol Board is devoted to the development, support and advocacy of the ethanol industry. It is the Nebraska leader in the promotion of renewable fuel.

Jessica Sodeke

Phone: (402) 471-2941
Website

301 Centennial Mall South, 4th Floor, P.O Box 94922
Lincoln, NE 68509

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

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 Farm Bureau

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is the face of Nebraska agriculture with more than 61,000 member families. As a grassroots farm organization, we work to enrich the lives of Nebraska farm and ranch families and enhance Nebraska agriculture through meaningful advocacy, education, and leadership development.

Nebraska Farm Bureau

Phone: (402) 421-4400
Website

5225 South 16th Street
PO Box 80299
Lincoln, NE 68512

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation

The mission of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is to engage youth, educators, and the general public to promote an understanding of the vital importance of agriculture in the lives of all Nebraskans.

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Information

Phone: (402) 421-4747
Website

5225 South 16th Street, P.O. Box 80299
Lincoln, NE 68512

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 Farmers Market Manager Handbook

The Nebraska Farmers Market Manager Handbook brings together ideas, inspiration, and insight from farmers markets across Nebraska. It is the culmination of research, hands-on experience, and interviews with market managers, vendors, and professionals.

Margaret Milligan

Phone: (402) 472-5273
Website

1625 Arbor Drive
58 Filley Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583

Nebraska Governor’s New Venture Competition

The Governor's New Venture Competition open to all students attending a Nebraska postsecondary education institution including universities, colleges, and community colleges.

Nebraska Governor’s New Venture Competition Information

Phone:
Website


Lincoln, NE 68508

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 Pure Food Act §81-2,280 - “Cottage Food” Registration - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

LB304, also known as the “Cottage Food” law.

Food Safety and Consumer Protection Information

Phone: (402) 471-3422
Website

P.O. Box 94947
Lincoln, NE 68509

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

Online Food Safety Training - Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department

Food Handler Training meets the requirements for food service employees working in food establishments under the jurisdiction of the City of Lincoln Food Code.

Food Handler Training Information

Phone:
Website


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

At the UNL Panhandle Research, Extension & Education Center, we innovate and conduct research to make life better for Nebraska ag producers, rural communities, businesses, children, and families.

Panhandle Research, Extension & Education Center Information

Phone: (308) 632-1230
Website

4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Plant Health - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Plant Health administers the Plant Protection and Plant Pest Act, Apiary Act, Commercial Fertilizer and Soil Conditioners Act, Agricultural Liming Materials Act, Hemp Farming Act, Noxious Weed Act, Pesticide Act, and Seed Act.

Plant Health Information

Phone: (402) 471-2351
Website


Lincoln, NE 68509

Produce Safety - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture Produce Safety website provides information and resources related to produce safety in Nebraska.

Produce Safety Information

Phone: (402) 471-3422
Website


Lincoln, NE 68509

Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative - University of Nebraska Lincoln

We are a university-wide, faculty-driven program to conduct research and create educational resources, expertise, and opportunities in data sciences for application in the life sciences.

Jennifer Clarke

Phone: (402) 472-2512
Website

Whittier Research Center, Suite 230
2200 Vine Street
Lincoln, NE 68583

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) - University of Nebraska Lincoln

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

Helping Nebraska's rural communities thrive.

Rural Prosperity Nebraska Information

Phone: (402) 472-7211
Website

1400 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588

ServSafe® - Nebraska Extension

Food safety is in the news and on the minds of many people. The ServSafe® Food Safety Program is developed by the National Restaurant Association to address the growing food safety concerns of consumers for the food service staff that serve them.

ServSafe® Information

Phone:
Website


Lincoln, NE 68588

Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Programs (SBIR/STTR) - U.S. Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture administers two grant programs, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), that offer research funding on a competitive basis to qualified small businesses.

USDA SBIR/STTR Information

Phone: (202) 720-2791
Website

1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250

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 the Nebraska Innovation Campus.

The Combine Information

Phone:
Website

2125 Transformation Dr Suite 1000
Lincoln, NE 68508

The Heartland Robotics Cluster

Partners investing in Nebraska's automation infrastructure & growing talent in automation, robotics, computer vision and AI.

The Heartland Robotics Cluster Information

Phone:
Website

801 R Street, Suite 001
Lincoln, NE 68508

Turtle Island Trade Coalition (TITC) - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources - University of Nebraska Lincoln

Indigenous producers, are you ready to take your business to the next level? Look no further than the Turtle Island Trade Coalition (TITC).

Timothy Thielen

Phone: (303) 887-8104
Website

UNL Tribal Extension Office
3110 North 40th Street
Lincoln, NE 68504

U.S. Department of Agriculture - USDA

We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.

USDA Information

Phone: (202) 720-2791
Website

1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency that regulates food, drugs, medical devices and other products to protect public health. The FDA also plays a role in securing the food supply and developing countermeasures against public health threats.

FDA Information

Phone: (888) 463-6332
Website

10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993

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 - College of Law - 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.

Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic Information

Phone: (402) 472-3271
Website

1875 North 42nd Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

Weights and Measures Permits/Registration - Nebraska Department of Agriculture

The Weights and Measures program protects the integrity of commercial measurements through annual certification of weighing and measuring equipment, evaluations of net quantity and pricing representations of packaged commodities and ensuring that marketing practices provide the ability to make price and quantity comparisons.

Weights and Measures Information

Phone: (402) 471-3422
Website


Lincoln, NE 68509

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

The University of Nebraska- Lincoln's West Central Research, Extension and Education Center (WCREEC) is a research and extension facility of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR). The center serves as a site for field-based research and extension with faculty, technicians, and graduate students from eight IANR departments.

West Central Research, Extension and Education Center Information

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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