The Nebraska AgRelations Council will be holding a conference early next month with a specials focus on state tax policy and its affects on agriculture in Nebraska.
The Ag at the Crossroads conference is scheduled for Nov. 7 at the Lancaster Event Center. The all day event will feature speakers from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the state Legislature, and others.
Registration opens at 8 a.m., with the conference lasting until 4 p.m. The $40 registration fee includes all sessions and a lunch break.
Below is a schedule of the day's sessions:
|8:00 - 8:30 a.m.||Registration — Coffee and Rolls|
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.||Rural Nebraska Views of Public Services and Public Finances
Brad Lubben, UNL Ag Economics Department
|9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||Understanding Public Finance
John Alexander and Eric Thompson, UNL Economics Department
|10:00 - 10:15 a.m.||Break|
|10:15 - 11:00 a.m.||Following the State Budget...Where the Tax Money Goes
Michael Calvert, Legislative Fiscal Analyst
|11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Following the Money on the Local Level
Larry Dix, Executive Director, Nebraska Association of County Officials
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:00 - 1:45 p.m.||Perspectives of Public Finance in Nebraska
Lieutenant Governor, Lavon Heideman
|1:45 - 2:15 p.m.||Overview of Legislative Appropriations
Senator Heath Mello, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee
|2:15 - 2:45 p.m.||Insights from the Tax Modernization Committee
Senator Pete Pirsch, Member of the Tax Modernization Committee
|2:45 - 3:00 p.m.||Break|
|3:00 - 3:30 p.m.||Panel of Previous Speakers .... Questions and Answers|
|3:30 - 4:00 p.m.||
Visions of the Rural Futures Institute
For more information or to register for the conference, go to neagrelations.org.