Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop to be held in Grand Island

LINCOLN, Neb. (November 9, 2015)— Save the date for the 2016 Nebraska Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop, presented by the Nebraska Tourism Commission. The workshop will be held in Grand Island, February 22-24, 2016. Join us to learn creative ways to “Share Your Story” and get the right tools to grow your business.

“Visitors to our state adore experiencing the land first-hand. This workshop gives businesses and landowners an opportunity to learn how to use your land, talents and ideas to develop a new attraction, increase your operational income and create new opportunities. This is a great chance for people to learn new skills to successfully connect the land to the visitor, providing a down to earth Nebraska experience,” said Kathy McKillip, Nebraska Tourism Commission Executive Director.

The workshop will kick off with educational Business 2 Business tours on Monday. Tuesday’s sessions and events will be held at the Raising Nebraska Building on the State Fairgrounds, where all types of breakout sessions will take place, giving folks a chance to learn from a variety of industry professionals. Tuesday night, the Taste and Feel of Nebraska event will give attendees the opportunity to network while sampling local products. The workshop will wrap-up Wednesday, with sessions being held at the Grand Theatre in downtown Grand Island.

This year the annual MarketPlace Nebraska is merging with the Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop to create a stronger networking opportunity. In previous years, the MarketPlace Nebraska was hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs to energize and connect entrepreneurs, small business owners, service providers and communities. The 2016 Nebraska Agri/Ego-Tourism workshop will provide those people and more, including, community leaders, landowners, farmers and ranchers, with information on how to establish, finance, market and grow businesses based on agri/eco-tourism and small business partnerships. Participants will come away with fresh marketing ideas, greater financial opportunity and numerous new contacts.

To get more information and a full schedule go to http://visitnebraska.com/industry. Registration begins December 1, 2015.