Register Now for Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop

Register Now for Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop

Registration is now open for the 2016 Nebraska Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop set fir Feb. 22-24 in Grand Island. Participants will learn creative ways to share their stories and get the right tools to grow their business.

The three-day event, presented by the Nebraska Tourism Commission, will provide community leaders, landowners, farmers and ranchers, entrepreneurs, small business owners and service providers 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 opportunities, and new contacts.

“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.”

The workshop will begin on Monday with educational Business 2 Business tours at the Nebraska Mushroom Farm and the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center, where the guest speaker will be John Wayne, owner of Wayne Cyclery in Grand Island.

Tuesday’s sessions will be held at the Raising Nebraska Building on the State Fairgrounds in Grand Island. During breakout sessions attendees will learn from a variety of professionals, including Steve Maly of Maly Marketing, Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of Path Less Pedaled, social media expert/journalist Rebecca McCormick, and many more. 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 at the Grand Theatre in downtown Grand Island.

A full conference schedule is available at Online registration is now open or you can print the registration form in the brochure and send it with a check to the Nebraska Tourism Commission, c/o Bryce Arens, 301 Centennial Mall South, PO Box 98907, Lincoln, NE, 68509. 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Midtown Holiday Inn in Grand Island until January 31. 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

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