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2016 Agri-Ecotourism Workshop

 

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2016 AGRI/ECO-TOURISM WORKSHOP  "YOUR RESOURCE MARKETPLACE"

February 22-24, 2016

GRAND ISLAND, NE

Registration Now Open! 

Click Here to Register Online

*Online registration requires a small convenience fee

 

Questions? 

Alex Duryea: 402-471-3797 or alexander.duryea@nebraska.gov

Karen Kollars: 308-249-3220 or karen.kollars@nebraska.gov

Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor?

Go to: http://visitnebraska.com/media/industry/become-an-agri-eco-tourism-workshop-sponsor

 

Monday, February 22, 2016

11:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Registration - Midtown Holiday Inn

1:00 - 7:00 p.m.  B2B Tours & Dinner 

1:00 p.m.  Gather in the lobby of Midtown Holiday Inn to Carpool

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Depart for Nebraska Mushroom

  • Ash Gordon - 1982 E. Citation Way, Grand Island

3:30 p.m. -  5:00 p.m.  Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center

  • Brice Krohn - (I-80 Exit 305) 9325 S Alda Road, Wood River, NE

5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.  Dinner and Panel: 

  • Wayne Cyclery - John Wayne
  • Brice Krohn - Crane Trust
  • Ash Gordon - Nebraska Mushroom

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016     Location: Raising Nebraska Facility

7:00 – 8-00 a.m.  Exhibitors Set Up

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST - Exhibitor Area

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.  General Welcome & Overview

9:50 – 10:45 a.m.  Building a Startup Culture

  • Sam Nelson - UNL Entrepreneurship Program

9:50  - Noon  Stop Lighting Money on Fire

  • Steve Maly, Maly Marketing 

11:00 - Noon  Partnering to Grow Your Community

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.  So you want to start a...                           

  • Brewery / Grow Hops - Caleb Pollard, Craft Brewers
  • Winery / Grow Grapes - Lori Paulsen, NWGGA
  • Profit off of the land with a Safe Agri/Eco-Tourism Business - Daryl Jones, Natural Resources Enterprise, Mississippi

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.  Farm to Fork Lunch - Brent Linder, Owner of Sin City, Wave Pizza, J Alfred Prurock's and the Glass Bar. 

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.  The Importance of Telling Your Story Effectively - Rebecca McCormick

2:30 – 2:50 p.m.  Break with EXHIBITORS

2:50 – 4:00 p.m.  Concurrent Breakout Sessions: 

  • Finances - Knowing what your Numbers are Telling You - Erin Pirro
  • Building Bicycle Tourism - Russ Roca & Laura Crawford, The Path Less Pedaled
  • Developing Your Story Online - Rebecca McCormick

4:00 – 4:20 p.m.  Break with Exhibitors

4:20- 5:30 p.m.  Breakout Sessions

  • Finances Part 2 - Erin Pirro
  • NE Star Party - John Johnson
  • Agritourism Studies Panel - Daryl Jones / Caleb Pollard / Mick McDowell
  • A Legal Roadmap for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses - UNL Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic                                            

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Taste & Feel Event - Heavy Hor devours

  • Hastings CCC Culinary Class
  • Wineries
  • Breweries
  • Nebraska Made Food & Products

7:30 p.m.  Return to Hotel/ Vendors and Exhibitors Tear Down 

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016     Location: Grand Theatre 

 

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast at Grand Theater - Downtown

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Story Behind the Grand Theatre - Liz

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.  Tourism Update - Kathy McKillip - Nebraska Tourism Commission Executive Director

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.  Understanding the Agritouism Liability Law - Andy Pollock

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.  Break

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.  Creating Effective Multi-Media Pieces on a Limited Budget - Brad Mellema

11:45 - 12:15 p.m.  Round Table Discussions with Speakers

12:15 - 12:30 p.m.  Wrap - Up / Lunch         

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Nebraska Tourism Commission Meeting

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Nebraska Byway Meeting 

2:30 p.m. Optional: Hornady Tour & Carnivores Meat Supply Tour

 

Lodging

Midtown Holiday Inn

2503 S. Locus

Grand Island, NE  68801

Phone: 308-384-1330

Rate:  87.95 + tax

Block of rooms available until 1/31/16

When making your reservation, ask for the Block listed under Nebraska Agri Eco Tourism.

 

* This agenda is subject to change until further notice. 

                    

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