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GROW Nebraska

GROW Nebraska

As CEO of GROW Nebraska, Janell works every day with the people who make Nebraska great – entrepreneurs who prove that you can live in a rural area and still have plenty of opportunities…

El Puerto

El Puerto

The restaurant industry is a tough business, but young entrepreneurs Yaloany and Jesus Palma have focused their determination on thriving in the business…

The Buckle – part 2

The Buckle – part 2

One of the missions of Nebraska Rural Living is to report on entrepreneurial success, so at some point it became too hard to ignore the elephant in our own back yard and we arranged a two-part look at who Buckle is and what they do…

The Buckle

The Buckle

Can you imagine rural Nebraska as a hotbed of fashion? Fashion doyens may raise their sculpted eyebrows at the thought, yet Buckle, a leading retailer of branded casual apparel, footwear and accessories, opened its first store in Kearney, Nebraska in 1948…

Schwarz Family Farm

Schwarz Family Farm

For many big corporate farms, increasing ROI might mean introducing additional fertilizers, pesticides or GMO seed; for the Schwartz family of rural Smithfield, NE, it means introducing more praying mantises, lace wings and lady bugs…

Nature’s Rural Retreat and Great Nebraska Hunting

Nature’s Rural Retreat and Great Nebraska Hunting

Are you among those of us who over-commit our time and over-schedule our calendar? A wholesome remedy awaits you at Nature’s Rural Retreat in the dramatic loess canyons south of Eustis, Nebraska…

Country Drawers

Country Drawers

A cloth diaper movement has existed for a number of years, and when a young mother on a farm near Holbrook was troubled with diaper rash on her young son, she wanted to try cloth diapers — but there were none to be had in rural Nebraska…

Ecotourism

Ecotourism

Although there are many reasons tourists may come to Nebraska, two prime drivers of the modern ecotourism movement in Nebraska are the annual bird migrations through the Central Flyway and the cowboy and old West culture that lives on in many of our farm and ranch operations…

Eco-Drip Irrigation Systems

Eco-Drip Irrigation Systems

Colby Gardine of Eco-Drip Irrigation Systems in Hastings takes a look at one kind of irrigation technology that’s gaining interest among Nebraska’s producers of big-field crops…

Energy Pioneer Solutions

Energy Pioneer Solutions

A company that performs an energy assessment on your home or business isn’t a new idea. But Energy Pioneer Solutions, based in Hastings, has expanded that concept…

Bee Biz, Inc.

Bee Biz, Inc.

When you think of agriculture in Nebraska, you may think of cattle and corn. However, an Oxford man has found his niche raising a smaller animal and a product you can’t see in rows or grazing in fields while driving through the state…

Patterson Harbor and North Shore Marinas

Patterson Harbor and North Shore Marinas

A marina is kind of like a convenience store, but instead of the gas pumps being out front, they’re down on the dock, and there might well be live bait for sale next to the ice machine…

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