>With the Holidays just around the corner, I am looking forward to this busy time of year. With October came the end of the fresh bell pepper season. Now it is time to focus in on promotional holiday opportunities. There are several Nebraska FFA Chapter who will be selling Ely Farms products as FFA Chapter Fundraisers, which I am very excited about! FFA is where this all began, about 8 years ago. Ely Farms will be at Ideal Grocery Store in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday November 7th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. On November 12th, I will be speaking at a conference in Leon, Iowa to high school student about entrepreneurship on behalf of the South Central Iowa Small Business Development Center. I always love these opportunities, and hope that by sharing my story I will provide ideas to youth that will have a positive impact on rural American communities. On Saturday, Novermber 14th, Ely Farms will have a booth set up in Kearney, Nebraska at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds for the Mid-Nebraska Product Premier Tradeshow. I am looking forward to this show, and it has been over a year since I have been to Kearney to promote our products. Ely Farms is planning on doing an in-store demo at Whole Foods in Omaha sometime in November or December, to promote Ely Farms Pickled Asparagus and Ely Farms Pickled Bell Peppers as a holiday gift and holiday food preparation item.