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Published Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11:00 am / Updated at 10:28 am
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Ag businesses invited to tourism workshop

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The Nebraska Tourism Commission is taking registrations for its annual Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop planned for Feb. 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Kearney. The workshop aims to help ag operators learn to get the most out of their land, learn fresh marketing ideas, discover greater financial opportunities and network with potential partners.

“Today's growing interest in agritoursim offers new and additional opportunities for landowners and rural communities. It allows visitors to experience agriculture first-hand and to be a part of nature, away from the pressures of city life,” commission executive director Kathy McKillip said.

Workshop attendees usually include farmers, ranchers, outfitters, vineyard operators, u-pick operators, managers of eco-tourism attractions, chamber/tourism directors and more. Popular Nebraska agri-tourism businesses include Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard, Roca Berry Farm and Wessel's Living History Farm.

Keynote Speaker Carol Patterson, author of “The Business of Ecotourism,” will share strategies about how you can reinvent your tourism organization and rediscover your passion.

Lincoln PR firm Swanson Russell and Associates will offer suggest low-cost and no-cost public relations opportunities.

For information click here or call Karen Kollars at 308-249-3220.

Contact the writer: Barbara Soderlin    |   402-444-1336

Barbara Soderlin covers food safety, ConAgra, technology and employment/unemployment issues.

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