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.

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…

2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse

We first published this eclipse article nearly two years ago, but now the date of the total solar eclipse is fast approaching. As Kim Woods tells us in this essay, the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will slide right through Nebraska on its 68-mile wide, 2,500-mile long journey from coast to coast…

Accolades for rural Nebraska advocacy

Accolades for rural Nebraska advocacy

The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to announce that Betty Sayers, co-founder of Nebraska Rural Living from Holdrege, Nebraska, received the 2015 Seventh Generation Award…

Wheelin’ to Oconto

Wheelin’ to Oconto

Kristi Spiegel and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 33 years and riding motorcycles together for more than 35 years. They’ve traveled a lot of miles on their bikes, but last summer, Kristi was surprised to find a fascinating treasure along the road to Oconto…

Silent Night

Silent Night

Let the beauty of a rural winter Nebraska night sink in through Don Brockmeier’s photos. Why do we love rural living? Because of scenes and experiences like these…

36 Hours discovering trails and towns in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook Region

36 Hours discovering trails and towns in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook Region

Rural Nebraska has so much to offer that we want to take our readers past the one story/one business model to encompass all that can be seen if you spend an entire weekend exploring this neck of the woods. In this 36 Hours feature, we’ll take you through the Arapahoe, Cambridge, McCook region, exploring what these towns have to offer…

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Culture

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Culture

The center of America’s heartland, the Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook areas are filled with spots to find and beautiful places to get lost…

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Golf

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Golf

Summer is golf season in America’s Heartland. Come swing through southwest Nebraska and find new challenges in the unique landscape of the Republican River Valley…

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Lakes

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Lakes

Need a weekend to get away? The sprawling lakes of southern Nebraska feature family-friendly campsites, year-round fishing, public hunting areas and miles of scenic prairie…