Nebraska Agriecotourism Workshop

 

Nebraska Agriecotourism Workshop in North Platte. The seminar is scheduled for Feb. 5-6 at the Sandhills Convention Center.

Culinary tourism and hop farming are just a couple of industries waiting to be capitalized on in Nebraska. Both trends would be discussed during an upcoming Nebraska Agriecotourism Workshop in North Platte, scheduled for Feb. 5-6 at the Sandhills Convention Center.

The International Culinary Tourism Association has listed the pursuit of unique and memorable foods and beverages as the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry. In the U.S. alone, it’s worth over $52 billion per year.

Kollars said more and more people are using it as a way to bridge the gap between producers and consumers. They invite people to their farms to learn about where their food comes from, some choose to set up dinners in their fields and others host meals in Quonsets. Also wineries host events where they feature four or five course meals and pair the food offered with different wines.

As Kollars said, culinary tourism is something different and unusual, and it’s something that can be done anywhere. People love to eat.”

She said a lot of breweries offering totally local products grow their own hops, thus offering a glimpse into local culture and also they provide the unique experience tourists tend to seek.

The development of hunting and wildlife watching events will also be discussed at the workshop.

Those who attend will learn how to operate a successful website landing page, market through social media outlets, create a business plan and navigate the legalities surrounding company ownership.

Nebraska Agriecotourism Workshop will take place in North Platte. The seminar is scheduled for Feb. 5-6 at the Sandhills Convention Center.
Registration can be done online at industry.visitnebraska.org. The fee to attend is $75 until Friday, at which point, it will increase to $90. The student rate is $25.

source: http://industry.visitnebraska.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=56
http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/new-trends-will-be-discussed-at-agri-eco-tourism-seminar/article_3937182b-4d62-55e6-80fa-6942517a8905.html
 


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