Lincoln, a centrally-located community of nearly 300,000, is well positioned to cultivate the agricultural industry through its highly educated workforce, existing agriculture-related presence, extensive university research and outstanding quality of life.
The agriculture sector encompasses a broad spectrum of industries and technology partnerships, ranging from industrial-agriculture technology research to organic agriculture to final-product food processing. Lincoln, Nebraska is an ideal location for such business due to its low labor costs, low cost of living, low traffic congestion costs, and university research facilities.
The agriculture industry benefits from extensive-research programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln including:
Agriculture Research Division (ARD) Food Processing Center Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) Industrial Agriculture Products Center (IAPC)
In addition to Lincoln’s exceptional amenities and educated workforce, with over 93% of adults in Lincoln having at least a high school diploma, Lincoln has nearly the lowest commercial space costs among comparison metropolitan areas2.
Lincoln’s is home to nearly 50 agriculture-based companies that develop and manufacture both human and animal products, conduct research and testing, produce instruments and controls, and produce specialized industry-related services.
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|Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Co.||Soybean products, specialty food ingredients, including soy meal and oil, animal feed|
|Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Milling||Flour, pancake mix, corn meal|
|Cooks Foods||Ham & pork products|
|Lincoln Snacks Company||Snack foods including Poppycock, Screaming Yellow Zonkers, Fiddle Faddle and private label brands|
|Precision Machine Company, Inc.||Agriculture research lab equipment|
|GeneSeek||Contract animal DNA sequencing and genotyping|
|Sensory||Contract manufacturer of ready-to-eat breakfast cereals; instant and quick-cooking food ingredient grain|
Source: NAI Global, http://www.naidirect.com/mr.aspx