2010 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop

Explore a fun way to network, learn and cross-promote business at this year’s Nebraska agri/eco-tourism workshop at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney on February 3 and 4, 2010.

Session topics include experiential travel opportunities, marketing, business start-up basics, social networking, a meet the media panel, nature and wildlife viewing and group tour basics.

Keynote speaker Ted Eubanks will talk about “The Spaces in Between.” Going green and exploring agritourism are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to modern travel for Eubanks, and he will delve into the undiscovered and under appreciated realm of experiential travel opportunities.

Presenter Dave Buchholz will speak about marketing agritourism businesses. Bruce Switzer and Sarah Sortum, owners of Calamus Outfitters and the Switzer Ranch, will tell the story of their business and how it led them to travel to Namibia.

On Wednesday evening, “A Taste of Nebraska Agri-Tourism,” a social event featuring samples of Nebraska wines, beers, and an array of homegrown and homemade foods is planned.

For more information on the 2010 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop, visit www.VisitNebraska.gov/industry. There you can download the program, view speaker bios and register online.

The workshop is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s Travel and Tourism Division along with co-sponsors the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Nebraska Department of Agriculture. For more information on Nebraska Tourism, visit www.VisitNebraska.gov.