Library can give business a head start
Have you heard about all of the new agribusiness development in Nebraska? Do you want to learn how to start your own business? Where to find the funds? Start at the Hastings Public Library to find contact information and funding resources.
The old pioneering spirit still reigns in Nebraska. Follow the route to the future as you read about Nebraska entrepreneurs who have successfully added value to agricultural products in Mary Ridder's book "Roots of Change: Nebraska's New Agriculture." Ridder interviewed Nebraska producers such as the Nebraska Sandhills Yellow Perch Cooperative formed in 1997 and the Bloomfield Soy Processors LLC formed in 2000. She lists and gives website addresses of many companies that started with available grants.
Find resource inJanuary 25, 2010rces Opportunities for Winners (GROW) Nebraska, Nebraska Economic Development Corporation or Value-Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG). Pick up the book "How to Start a Business in Nebraska" at the Library too.
In Ridder's book, read about Shepherd's Dairy in Anselmo, the Ash Hollow Market in Lewellen, and Family Quality Pork in northeast Nebraska. Ethanol plants have popped up all over Nebraska and successful alternative sustainable crops have too. For more information about what alternative crops may be successful here in Nebraska, begin your research with the books "Changing the Way America Farms: Knowledge and Community in the Sustainable Agriculture Movement" by Neva Hassanein and "Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract".
Come to the Library for assistance in locating, communicating and applying for help to start your own business.