Showcase your product at this year’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop

LINCOLN, Neb. (February 1, 2016)— Share Your Story, Nebraska’s 11th Annual Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop is scheduled for February 22-24, Monday to Wednesday, in Grand Island at the Nebraska State Fair “Raising Nebraska Building” and Grand Island’s beautiful downtown Grand Theatre.

The workshop’s ever popular networking event, Taste & Feel of Nebraska, will be back by popular demand on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Raising Nebraska Building. This event offers the perfect opportunity for vendors to showcase their quality homemade and homegrown products. Workshop attendees are always eager to sample a variety of Nebraska made food and beverage products, including beers and wines. New this year, is the inclusion of Nebraska made gift products which includes such items as soaps, lavender products, fiber products and much more. The event also offers the perfect venue for networking and visiting with potential cross-marketing partners.

Taste and Feel of Nebraska is organized similar to a farmers’ market. While there is no charge for booth space, we ask that vendors provide product samples for approximately 150-200 attendees. Businesses are welcome to sell packaged, non-alcoholic products during the event. Proper licensing and certification for food and beverage sales need to be followed.

To register to showcase your Nebraska made products for the Taste & Feel of Nebraska networking event contact Karen Kollars, Agri-Tourism Development Consultant at (308)249-3220.

We encourage everyone to attend Nebraska’s 2016 Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop. This workshop is geared toward generating ideas to enhance business and discover ways to do it effectively. Workshop objectives include helping attendees learn how to get the most out of their land, utilize fresh marketing ideas, discover greater financial opportunities and network with potential partners.

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

To get more information and a full schedule go to Online registration is now open or you can print off the brochure /registration form and send in a check to Nebraska Tourism Commission, c/o Bryce Arens, 301 Centennial Mall South, PO Box 98907, Lincoln, NE, 68509.

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Midtown Holiday Inn in Grand Island until February 8. Call 308-384-1330 and ask for the Nebraska Agri/Eco-Tourism Block to secure your special room rate of $87.95 plus tax.

For more information about travel, events and unique destinations in Nebraska, order your free travel guide today at Then stay connected with Nebraska Tourism on our Visit Nebraska Facebook page, on Twitter, on Pinterest and on YouTube.

The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to