Wayne to Host Workshop for Specialty Crop Growers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Several workshops will be held across Nebraska to help producers of specialty crops improve their business.  A state grant of $29,706 is paying for the workshops the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is planning. The university's Nebraska Cooperative Development Center is leading the program.  Casey Foster with the Nebraska Agriculture Department says to program should help the economy in the state because specialty crops like fruits, vegetables, nuts and Christmas trees are often sold near where they are grown.  The evening workshops will help farmers learn more about marketing and business management. They will be held throughout the state including Tuesday in Wayne. More details are available by contacting the coordinator at bnemec2@unl.edu.