WAYNE – Members with the Wayne Ag Task Force Committee will be hosting their annual seminar featuring educational opportunities for local producers while assisting them with their operations and showing appreciation for their contribution to the local economy.
The Friday, December 6 Ag Outlook Seminar and Appreciation Lunch will mark the 12th annual event. The three sessions on current ag topics before concluding with a hearty catered meal by Vel’s Bakery will be held at the Wayne Fire Hall between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. with an extra bonus afternoon topic to follow lunch.
Complimentary tickets are only available through participating businesses.
Pam Miller, Chair of the Board of Directors for Siouxland Ethanol will open the seminar with “Ethanol – The Best Days are Ahead” followed by a session with Nebraska Climatologist, Al Dutcher. The third session will feature Jim Jansen, an agricultural economist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His presentation will cover how major economic forces in the state may be influencing the current market value of ag land and cash rental rates across the state.
During the Outlook Seminar, Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Mark Lenihan will also talk about the new Northeast Nebraska Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Compact as Wayne High Agriculture education students will make a presentation.
Following a hearty lunch catered by Vel’s Bakery, Jansen will offer a bonus afternoon Landlord-Tenant Cash Rent Meeting 2019-2020. He’ll cover trends for Nebraska farm rental rates, land values and lease arrangements.
Contact the Wayne Area Economic Development office at 402-375-2240 with any questions. Like Wayne, NE on Facebook or visit wayneworks.org for other upcoming chamber events.