Scatter Joy Acres

Welcome to Scatter Joy Acres

Rescues,feeds,and cares for neglected, hungry, and  abandoned animals  to create healthy relationships in our communities.

The Mission Statement of Scatter Joy Acres is assisting men, women, children, and animals by providing 

“A Place of Rescue” and “A Journey to Peace.”

This is not simply a place to get pumpkins in the country. It’s a fabulous Fall experience like no other in Omaha, NE

Bring the whole family for a picnic on the serene grounds and be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment. It’s an experience that can only be had at Scatter Joy Acres.

We offer a big dose of fall fun with an emphasis on the agricultural side of autumn. We’re not a theme park–we offer lots of fresh air, wide open spaces, recreation and relaxation, all for the best price around and in a beautiful seasonal setting.

Just a few activities for

families and children on the farm:

Dress Up Barn

Hula Hoop Toss

Bean Bag Toss

Hay Bale Climbing

Tractors to set on


Steer head roping

Playground area

Nature Trails

Pumpkin Painting

Horse Shoes

In the fall of 2006 Soby Ranch Ministry(SRM) was founded by Joy Bartling.  The vision was that the Ranch would be “A Place of Rescue and A Journey to Peace.”  SRM became a non-profit in 2009.  Joy Served as Executive Diector at SRM from 2006 through the summer of 2014.
In the summer of 2014, Soby Ranch Ministry transitioned to “Scatter Joy Acres” Joy Moved to a new location with 27 acres and lots of room for animals and farm/ranch activities.  
The vision remains the same. 
 Animal Assisted Therapy
 Community Outreach
Recreational Outings and Camps
 Group Projects Available
Volunteer Training
Corporate Events

They welcome people of all ages, from all walks of life.  They invite you to “Think Outside The Fence” with them as their animals, ranch, and involvement in community make a difference one person at a time. 

Scatter Joy Acres Offers:

  • an opportunity for retreat and reflection for individuals, families and small groups.
  • a place for planning, building and teamwork. Our natural setting allows groups to focus on goals and objectives without distractions.
  • Individuals and groups a place to remove themselves from their everyday world to reflect and focus on community building, job skills, and reaffirmation of relationships.
  • activities that build improved skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.
  • experiential learning activities involving animals and people.


Scatter Joy Acres operates year-around. Whatever the season Scatter Joy Acres is a beautiful place to be.

Contact Information:

Scatter Joy Acres is located at:

4966 Newport Avenue

Omaha, Ne  68152


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“We believe that the Bible is a complete and effective tool for counseling. We want to live our lives being pleasing to our Heavenly Father and feel that Soby Ranch Ministry is to be used to help others find their way back to a Christ-centered, peaceful life in God’s perfect will.”  

Enemies to Friends
MTJAVA is excited and proud of the past partnership with SJA and the future program expansions promoting quality learning, empathy, nutrition, leadership, science, technology and more.

Sponsor one of our many “furry friends” with your  one-time or monthly support…click here