The theme of this year's convention will focus on renewable energy economic opportunities for farmers, ranchers and rural communities.
Ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, carbon sequestration, and farmer- and community-owned wind (technology) each represent a new renewable energy based market with new sources of revenue.
In order to maximize the long-term economic benefits of these new value-added renewable energy opportunities for rural communities, the converence will focus on farmer and community ownership of this new renewable energy development.
The conference will be held at the Howard Johnson Riverside Inn in Grand Island. Speakers will include Governor Dave Heineman and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. There will also be opportunities to interact with newly elected members of the state legislature.