Young Farmers conference kicks off with plant tours

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By Tim McNicholas

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Updated: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:27:02 CST

Young Nebraska farmers were presented a rare opportunity today—

They saw firsthand how their favorite products are made.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau's Young Farmers Conference kicked off today...

It will continue tomorrow but today consisted of tours of local plants.

Syngenta Seeds was one of the first tours...

And a favorite among the young farmers in attendance.

The Farm Bureau says Syngenta Seeds are popular among young farmers.

"It's direct contact with the people that we're getting our product from," Jamie Keep with the Nebraska Farm Bureau said. "It's just another relationship and you get to learn more about it. It gives you more faith in what you're using."

Tomorrow the conference will feature keynote speakers and workshops.

Next year it will move to South Sioux City.