Agribusiness Task Force To Host Chamber Coffee From Ag Outlook Seminar Friday

WAYNE – Area farmers will be celebrated at Friday’s Chamber Coffee. The Wayne Area Economic Development’s Agribusiness Task Force is holding their annual Agricultural Outlook Seminar at the Fire Hall at 510 Tomar Drive, and Chamber Coffee will be held at 10 a.m. there.

The seminar runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will cover three main topics. First, Toni Rasmussen, Wayne High’s new Ag instructor and FFA sponsor will talk about bringing Ag education to Wayne for the first time. A climatologist will be on hand to discuss weather patterns that may affect 2018’s agribusiness forecast, and finally, a panel discussion about wind energy will round out the seminar, according to WAED assistant director, Irene Fletcher.

“We will have John Hay, who is with the Nebraska Extension Office and his specialty is in the renewable energies and we will also have Philip Clement who is with the NextEra project talking about specifics in the local project,” Fletcher said.

The public is welcome to Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m., but those interested can also attend the seminar with a ticket.

“Our business sponsors all are provided with complimentary tickets that they, in turn, give out to their customers, so that’s how the farmers get connected to our seminar,” Fletcher said.

Business Sponsors include:


Beck Ag, Inc.


Elkhorn Agency

Elkhorn Valley Bank and Trust

F&M Bank

Farm Credit Services

Farmers State Bank

Grossenburg Implement

Helena Chemical Company

Max Kathol CPA

Midwest Land Co

Nebraska Extension in Wayne County

Northeast Nebraska Insurance Agency

Rath, Walling & Assoc.

State Nebraska Bank & Trust

The Seed Source, Inc.

Tom Hansen CPA

Trisha Peters, REALTOR-1st Realty Sales & ManagementTWJ Farms

TWJ Feed

Vel’s Bakery

Wayne County Bank

Wayne State College

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