Richard Baier, Nebraska Department Of Economic Development Director, And Greg Ibach, Department of Agriculture

Deborah Murray
director of the Center for Rural Research/Development, 308.865.8199
Ways in which the agricultural sector connects to regional, national and global economies will be the focus of presentations
in an agricultural economics class on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus Thursday, March 13.
       Richard Baier, director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, and Greg Ibach, director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will give guest presentations during the 12:30 p.m. class in West Center Room 205N.
       Ways in which value-added agriculture, agri-tourism and agricultural international trade help grow the Nebraska economy will be discussed in the class taught by Dr. Deborah Bridges. The two guests will also talk to students about career opportunities in the their respective departments.
           Baier and Ibach are coming to UNK as part of a series in which several directors of Nebraska state agencies have made themselves available to speak in UNK classrooms. At some of the presentations, there are also town hall forums.
          According to Deborah Murray, director of the UNK Center for Rural Research and Development, the Nebraska state agency director presentations have been created to encourage students to consider careers in Nebraska state government, bring information to students, faculty and the community about issues of importance and relevance to them, create situations in which students, faculty and community members can engage in one-on-one conversations with the speaker, and create opportunities for all participants to network.