BEEF BUNDLES ARE RESTOCKED! NEXT SHIPPING DAY: 4/6/2020

"I'm a Husker & a Business Owner!"

October 20, 2019

"I'm a Husker & a Business Owner!"

Recently, Hannah was featured on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Instagram. Hannah shared her experience with a member of the UNL Marketing Team on what it's like to be a full time student and a business owner. Here's the article taken directly from UNL's Instagram:

"As an Engler Entrepreneur, Hannah balances classes, tests and projects while also running her own business.

Though she knew coming into college she'd be a bit more focused on entrepreneurial endeavors than many of her classmates, she never expected that she would be running a business of her own by the time her senior year rolled around.

Hannah's entrepreneurial journey started during her sophomore year. She had become a Nebraska Beef Ambassador, and as she became more active in the beef industry she realized that there was a disconnect between many producers and their consumers.

With that in mind, she decided to start her own farm-to-table beef supplier: Oak Barn Beef.

It wasn't always easy. She had to juggle handling the business while also finishing up her last few years of school as an animal science major. She takes things day by day and week by week, always planning ahead so she can stay on top of all of her priorities.
Woman Entrepreneur

Hannah said she wouldn't have been able to get Oak Barn Beef off the ground without help from her family and the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. Managing responsibilities as both a student and a business owner can be a lot to take on, but for Hannah it has been worth it. Because she's still in college she's been able to access opportunities and resources that wouldn't be as accessible off campus — like the Engler program or the New Venture Competition. It might seem scary, but she encourages students to pursue their entrepreneurial passions. "There's not a better time to start a business than when you're a student."
...
Hannah Esch is a senior animal science student from Unadilla, Nebraska. To share your story or nominate a friend, email social@unl.edu or post using #ImAHusker#UNL #InOurGritOurGlory"



Leave a comment


Also in Beef Blog

How to cut beef 101 - 'Cut against the grain' explanation and how to
How to cut beef 101 - 'Cut against the grain' explanation and how to

March 22, 2020

Have you ever noticed that in most beef recipes, you are told to cut your meat “against the grain”? Have you ever wondered why this step is so important? Do you wonder what the grain is and how to cut against it? And what are the best tools to do so?

Continue Reading

Campus experiences help Husker launch beef enterprise
Campus experiences help Husker launch beef enterprise

March 22, 2020

The experiences she had through the Engler Program and as a Nebraska Beef Ambassador revealed an opportunity in the beef industry. Esch, a senior animal science major, realized there was a disconnect between many producers and their consumers, and she decided to start her own farm-to-table beef supplier: Oak Barn Beef. It officially became a limited liability company in 2018.

Continue Reading

Extra Precautions during COVID-19
Extra Precautions during COVID-19

March 18, 2020

We've done our research and have been praying for our customers and their families. It's a tough spot to be in as a small business owner, though we are unique as it is just Hannah who is handling the beef.

Continue Reading