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International Visitors Center serves as gathering place

Learn about opportunities for international trade and business at Husker Harvest Days.

Curt Arens, Editor, Nebraska Farmer

August 30, 2022

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WARM WELCOME: The International Visitors Center allows offers visitors a place to relax and meet with other international guests or companies.

With irrigation and agriculture technology on full display at Husker Harvest Days, the show attracts visitors not only from the region and across the nation, but also from abroad.

That’s why Colby Angst, an export development consultant with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, says he is excited about this year’s opportunities for international visitors.

The International Visitors Center, located just across Main Street from the Nebraska Farmer Hospitality Tent, serves as a place for international visitors to connect with agencies and agriculture businesses in Nebraska and the United States.

“It’s fair to say HHD is one of the best exhibits the companies put up to display their new technology and tools, and it’s one of the best places for folks to come and learn about,” says Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress national events director. “It would be great if we can attract growers all over the world to HHD.”

“Having an International Visitors Center on-site allows guests from around the world to perhaps sit down with specific company representatives,” Angst says.

Although there is no set programming for the center, international visitors to the show are invited to stop by to schedule working meetings to help facilitate and negotiate new business opportunities.

So far, the International Visitors Center is expecting delegations from Germany and Africa. By the time the show begins, there will most likely be attendees from many more countries.

All international visitors, or those wanting to meet with international guests, are welcome to stop by the visitors center. Relax, cool off and learn about opportunities for international trade and business. 

About the Author(s)

Curt Arens

Editor, Nebraska Farmer

Curt Arens began writing about Nebraska’s farm families when he was in high school. Before joining Farm Progress as a field editor in April 2010, he had worked as a freelance farm writer for 27 years, first for newspapers and then for farm magazines, including Nebraska Farmer.

His real full-time career, however, during that same period was farming his family’s fourth generation land in northeast Nebraska. He also operated his Christmas tree farm and grew black oil sunflowers for wild birdseed. Curt continues to raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa and runs a cow-calf herd.

Curt and his wife Donna have four children, Lauren, Taylor, Zachary and Benjamin. They are active in their church and St. Rose School in Crofton, where Donna teaches and their children attend classes.

Previously, the 1986 University of Nebraska animal science graduate wrote a weekly rural life column, developed a farm radio program and wrote books about farm direct marketing and farmers markets. He received media honors from the Nebraska Forest Service, Center for Rural Affairs and Northeast Nebraska Experimental Farm Association.

He wrote about the spiritual side of farming in his 2008 book, “Down to Earth: Celebrating a Blessed Life on the Land,” garnering a Catholic Press Association award.

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