The event is designed for people who want to learn more about the tourism industries surrounding agriculture and the environment. Commission spokeswoman Karen Kollars says a host of activities are planned through Wednesday.
“We’ll start out with a three-hour workshop with business consultant Joe Calhoon who will be helping people grow their business in a simpler fashion,” Kollars says. “We will also be providing sessions on safety, making sure your farm is safe to have visitors and how to plan in case there’s an emergency.”
An event at the conference on Tuesday evening is designed to showcase a range of Nebraska-made products.
“Food products as well as soaps or lotions, different things that people could sell in their gift shops,” Kollars says. “It’s a great opportunity to know what else is out there for businesses to cross-market. Like if a winery wants to serve cheese, they’ll know what Nebraska cheese places are there.”
She says the gathering is a great place to find out how to develop a new attraction, increase income potential and create limitless opportunities.
The conference is underway at the Holiday Inn in Kearney.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney