Nebraska Extension to host Inaugural Specialty Crop Conference & Trade Show

Nebraska Specialty Crop Conference
Nebraska Extension, in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will host the Nebraska Specialty Crop Conference on November 9-10, 2021, on Nebraska’s Innovation Campus.
June 11, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Nebraska Extension, in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will host the Nebraska Speciality Crop Conference on November 9-10, 2021, on Nebraska's Innovation Campus. The two-day event will focus on education, growth and development of specilaty crop production businesses across the state, fature nationally known presenters, and create a platform for participants to connect with industry professionals, other farmers, chefs, and consumers.  

The conference will focus on land access, cultivating culturally appropriate crops, marketing and business practices, season extension and agricultural innovations. Rob Larew, President of the National Farmers Union, will present the keynote address.

Other topics being presented at the event include berry production under cover, honeyberry production, cover cropping for high tunnels, buying and selling in retail markets, successful farm transition and more. A panel of regional young producers will share their experiences in specialty crop production as well. Stay tuned as more sessions are confirmed.

Registration will open in August. Participants will have the opportunity to attend in person or virtually for $25 per day. To stay up to date on conference information, please visit the event website, https://nscc.unl.edu. For questions about presenting, attending, or participating as a vendor at the Nebraska Specialty Crop Conference, please contact Katie King at kking19@unl.edu or call the Nebraska Extension office in Cass County at 402-267-2205.

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