Buy Fresh Buy Local® Nebraska Workshops Scheduled

East Campus pillars at enterance

March 3, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Buy Fresh Buy Local® Nebraska in partnership with the UNL Nebraska Cooperative Development Center, will provide educational workshops and trainings to assist specialty crop growers in Nebraska. The workshops will provide knowledge and suggest changes in marketing and business management behaviors to sustain a successful, profitable business.

BFBLN aims to strengthen the specialty crops grower businesses in Nebraska by offering presentations that focus on three areas: "Business & Enterprise Planning and Financing," "Food Safety for Direct-to-Consumer Markets" and "Marketing & Promotion Utilizing Social Media."  The workshops are open to anyone, but the focus and topics geared toward specially crops growers. Specialty crops are defined as "fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture and Christmas trees."

It matters not if you are just starting out as a young specialty crop grower or have some years of experience under your belt, these workshops can help you expand your skill set and gain practical knowledge!

Buy Fresh Buy Local® Nebraska will hold the workshops at the following locations:

Kearney – March 8, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Kearney Public Library, 2020 1st Ave

Norfolk – March 22, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., UNL Northeast Research & Extension Center, 601 E Benjamin Ave

Scottsbluff – April 5, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., Panhandle Research & Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I

There is a $10 registration fee for the workshop and payable on day of workshop.

For more information or to register, contact BFBLN coordinator Billene Nemec, or 402-472-5273.

Billene Nemec

Dan Moser
IANR News Service

Share to: