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Don’t miss the 2011 Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop



Karen Kollars at 800-228-4307, 308-249-3220, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Save the Date: Feb. 1-2


LINCOLN, NEB. (Oct. 27, 2010) —The excitement and enthusiasm generated at the recent Nebraska Travel & Tourism Conference provided travel industry professionals with a spark to develop new ideas.


Whether you came away with innovative marketing tips, the tools to start a new Facebook page, first-rate signage plans or simply a handful of new connections, the conference provided valuable take home inspiration.


Looking ahead, another great opportunity for learning, insight and networking is right around the corner. The 2011 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop will be Feb. 1-2 at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Kearney.


One of the highlights of the workshop will be keynote speaker Stan Meador, who is the general manager of the recreational division for his family’s five-generation ranch near Eldorado, Texas.


Meador founded an enterprise that started with two houses and grew it to a business consisting of regular customers, recurring special events, seven cabins, a lodge, RV and tent campground, special event areas and other infrastructure, including additional land acreage. The business has accomplished this and is debt free in 12 years.


 Under his direction, the X Bar Ranch has been recognized statewide and nationally as a successful example of a diversified ranch operation and has received substantial editorial coverage on the ranch’s nature tourism program for being a leader in the field.


Meador will also offer a breakout session on marketing and facilitate a new session called “What Flew and What Flopped” that will allow participants to share insights from successful, and unsuccessful, programs.


For more information on the 2011 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop, keep an eye on www.VisitNebraska.gov/industry and on the industry Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/NebraskaTourismIndustry. Details and registration information will be posted as they become available. For more information on Nebraska Tourism, visit www.VisitNebraska.gov.



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