Great Plains Conference: Plant to Table

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Great Plains Conference: Plant to Table

The Center's 48th annual interdisciplinary conference focuses on food production, culture, and consequences on the Great Plains

By Center for Great Plains Studies

When and where

Date and time

April 18 · 5:30pm - April 20 · 8:30pm CDT


Nebraska East Union 1705 Arbor Drive Lincoln, NE 68503

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 2 days 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket
  • Paid parking

The Center's 48th annual interdisciplinary conference focuses on Indigenous food sovereignty movements; the long-standing significance of the meatpacking industry; related topics of labor, immigration, and health and safety standards; and the environmental impacts of food production and consumption. The event will include keynote speakers from some of our region’s leading experts, panel discussions on the latest research, demonstrations, tastings, workshops, and of! The diversity of food from the Great Plains will be highlighted through shared meals. This conference is meant for a wide audience and welcomes the general public, scholars, students, business owners, community leaders, and life-long learners.

See a detailed schedule and speaker list at:

Registration includes opening reception, refreshments throughout, and two lunches. See ticketing for additional options. The workshops with Chef Anthony Warrior have the same content, please only sign up for one time slot.

Attendees must register for the full conference to attend the opening keynote and workshops.

Supported by UNL's College of Arts and Sciences, Ethnic Studies and Indigenous Studies, College of Law, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Agricultural Research Division, College of Education and Human Sciences, Nebraska Extension, and the Office of Research and Economic Development; University of Nebraska at Kearney; and UNMC College of Public Health. Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis.


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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

April 18

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Great Plains Art Museum

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About the organizer

The Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska is a regional research and outreach Center interested in the study of and appreciation for the people, cultures, and natural environment of the Great Plains. The Center operates the Great Plains Art Museum, publishes Great Plains Quarterly and Great Plains Research, presents public lectures, and holds interdisciplinary conferences. Much of its work is accomplished by its Fellows and Associate Fellows across the region.

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