The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) and We Support Agriculture (WSA) will hold their joint 2021 annual stakeholders meeting Monday, November 22 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln.
The meeting will open at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation time, followed at 9:00 a.m. by the formal meeting. All AFAN and WSA partners and stakeholders are invited. A luncheon will follow and is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
A panel discussion will take place consisting of professionals in economic development who will share why agriculture processing is important and what a community must do to attract it. The AFAN/WSA meeting will include year-end reports by Steve Martin, Executive Director of AFAN and WSA, Kris Bousquet, Director of Livestock Development, and Rylee Stoltz, Director of Communications with AFAN. The reports will present the year’s accomplishments and provide a look into future opportunities for both organizations.
Also included in the meeting will be the presentation of the Sand County Foundation’s 2021 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award to the Switzer Ranch of Loup County, Nebraska. Anyone interested in attending the annual meeting to learn more about AFAN and WSA and the future of animal agriculture in Nebraska must RSVP to Mindy Rix by November 15 by calling (402) 421-4472 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.