Area Ag Producers Invited to Free Research Presentation and Strategic Conversation March 28 at Kearney Holiday Inn

Lincoln, NE, March 20, 2018—Agriculture producers in Central Nebraska are invited to a meeting Thursday, March 28, that will feature a presentation about on-going research into issues important to the economic development of the region. The meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the Kearney Holiday Inn.

The event is sponsored by The South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD) and the Alliance for the Future of Animal Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN).

Purpose of the session is to update area agriculture producers on SCEDD’s on-going research into the state of economic development in the region. The SECDD recognizes that agriculture is a huge economic driver in the region.

Professors Bree Dority and Daniel Chaffin from the College of Business and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Kearney will make a 30-minute presentation about their South Central Economic Development research to date. Since feedback is an essential next step in this research process, a strategic conversation will follow the presentation. Attendees will be encouraged to contribute valuable information and insight on their industry and its economic impact on their communities. This input is needed to help researchers develop a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the area.

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A CEDS is the result of a regionally-owned planning process designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region. The CEDS provides a vehicle for meaningful conversation and debate about what efforts would best serve the economic development in the region.


Meeting information:

When: 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 28

Where: Holiday Inn, 110 2nd Ave. S., Kearney

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