Nebraska Rural Living

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Nebraska Rural Living’s mission is to market the very real benefits of a rural lifestyle. We highlight the amenities of rural communities and spotlight successful entrepreneurs, who make good livings, free of the stress of urban environments.

All aboard for Red Cloud, Norton, Arapahoe and Elwood

All aboard for Red Cloud, Norton, Arapahoe and Elwood

Nick Hoffman fell in love with rural Nebraska and Kansas 23 years ago and since then, he and his father, who lives in Omaha, have made an annual trip to visit those rural areas. On these back roads adventures, they have discovered the stories and characters behind the towns…

Desiree Hajny

Desiree Hajny

Desiree Hajny of Blue Hill, NE has been involved in carving full time since 1985. Before that she was a high school art instructor for six years…

Patricia Scarborough

Patricia Scarborough

Nebraska native Patricia Scarborough has focused on painting landscapes of the Midwest since she wound her way through Kearney State College, graduating eventually with a degree in Fine Art…

Alissa Millsap

Alissa Millsap

Alissa Millsap, born of a carpenter, has dreaming and creating in her blood. She is a light chaser, a seeker of the small, and a lover of silence…

Deb Goodenberger

Deb Goodenberger

Deb Goodenberger lives on a farm south of McCook with her husband. She has been an artist as long as she can remember…

Susan Hart

Susan Hart

Susan Hart received her Bachelor of Arts degree in art education from Kearney State College in 1981, and she taught art for 17 years in Dawson County rural schools…

Beth Cole

Beth Cole

Beth Cole is a former web designer who exchanged pixels for a paintbrush in 2012. She grew up on a farm in western Nebraska where most of her childhood was spent in an imaginary world…

Sherry McClymont

Sherry McClymont

Sherry has been painting off and on most of her adult life. Basically self-taught, she has taken classes and workshops through the years, but painting is her comfort zone. Now as a grandmother, she enjoys sharing art with her grandchildren…

Wild Focus Photography – Roy Swoboda

Wild Focus Photography – Roy Swoboda

Roy Swoboda was born and raised in Nebraska. His parents and grandparents knew every bird, wildflower, and mammal that made a home in Nebraska’s woods, waters and prairies. Using a re-furbished Nikon 35mm, he took to photography at a young age, hoping to capture a brief moment of the beauty of these outdoors…

Mary Tanner

Mary Tanner

All of Mary Tanner’s great grandparents were early settlers in Lincoln County. She grew up on the family farm along the Platte River and returned there in 2005…

Jeremy Lawrence ‘Spike’ Cash

Jeremy Lawrence ‘Spike’ Cash

Jeremy Lawrence ‘Spike’ Cash paints from his studio in Nebraska City, Neb. He is a self-taught artist with many influences. He hasn’t won any awards and doesn’t have any degrees or certificates in art, but he has a passion for creating art and sharing his experiences…

Jeremy Hansen

Jeremy Hansen

Jeremy Hansen’s rural upbringing helped him experience a close relationship with nature that continues to impact his work. He has lived in central Nebraska all his life. The small, close knit rural towns five him a simple outlook on life that inspire his work…

Sondra L. Jonson

Sondra L. Jonson

Sondra L. Jonson has produced a large line of bronze sculptures, from miniatures to monuments, for clients throughout the United States and in Europe…

Don Brockmeier

Don Brockmeier

Don Brockmeier is a professional photographer with a studio in Eustis, NE. Don has earned awards with his photographs of birds, animals and nature…

36 Hours Project

36 Hours Project

Nebraska Rural Living is about celebrating and encouraging rural living. Once people visit rural Nebraska, they are amazed at all there is to offer and want to come back. That’s why Nebraska Rural Living is launching a new project called 36 Hours…