SCORE Provides Workshops to Support New Farmers, Ranchers and Agri-Businesses

Through an agreement and grant funding from the USDA, SCORE ( has become a new resource to help beginning agri-businesses, farmers, ranchers, veterans, women, socially disadvantaged Americans and others, providing new tools to help them both grow and thrive in agri-business.

“This new generation of agri-business owners need land, equipment, and access to capital, but they also need advice and guidance. That’s what SCORE is all about,” states Gerry Phelan, Greater Omaha SCORE Chair.

Phelan stated, “The SCORE workshops and mentoring can help agri-business owners through the process of starting-up and maintaining a new business. We will provide a series of workshops in both English and Spanish to help those who may already be in agri-business or just starting out with small family acreages.”

SCORE provides workshops on information needed to start and maintain a sustainable farming operation.  SCORE also matches business professionals and entrepreneurs together for one-on-one mentoring and to support them to lead to more sound business operations, create profitable farms with sustainable growth and create new jobs.

SCORE’s mission to help people start and grow vibrant small businesses is boosted by this new partnership with USDA and working with the Nebraska Farm Services Agency (FSA).

Anyone interested in attending a workshop may contact the SCORE office at (402) 221-3606.

To learn more about the workshops or how to volunteer with the Greater Omaha SCORE, please visit or call (402) 221-3606.