Three Brothers Vineyard and Winery
Farnam Vineyard Wins Award
Monday, September 13, 2010
McCook Daily Gazette
CURTIS, Nebraska -- When it comes to preparing young people to enter an ever competitive and uncertain economy, the University of Nebraska-Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture enlists entrepreneurship to give students the skills they need to be innovators and leaders, not just employees, in their chosen field.
It turns out the faculty also practice what they preach.
Dr. Ricky Sue Barnes Wach, Veterinary Technology professor, and her husband Gary Wach, Ag Production instructor, are two of the NCTA instructors who have made entrepreneurship the foundation for the college's entire curriculum. The two faculty members are the owners and operators of Three Brothers Vineyard and Winery in Farnam, Nebraska. In July, the professors-plus-winemakers, received one gold and one bronze medal for their Frontenac wines in the Fourth Annual Mid-American Wine Competition at Ankeny, Iowa.
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Woman of Steel Highlights her Artisan Business
Sally Buss, owner of Sally Buss Sculpture and Art (Heartwell, NE) discusses strategies that help her stay on task with her home-based, artisan business. To keep productivity high, Sally sets daily and weekly goals. Sally's pricing is structured around an hourly rate, consulting hours, travel time, and materials used in the artistic piece. Watching inventory and gearing up for seasonal fluctuations to meet demand is important and takes planning. Sally's work is placed in art gallaries and exhibited at different venues. She also provides custom work. Key to a successful artisan business is finding a balance between production and networking/marketing..both need to be done aggressively. (http://www.sculpturesbysally.com)