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2015 Winter Conference

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36th Annual NPSAS Winter Conference

January 22, 2015 - January 24, 2015

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society promotes sustainable food systems through education, research and advocacy. One way we do this is by hosting an annual 2 1/2 day Winter Conference. The majority of our 500+ attendees are farmers and ranchers, non-farm consumers, gardeners and foodies!

We have a great lineup of speakers, including:

Dr. Don Huber - an expert in an area of science that relates to the toxicity of genetically engineered (GE) foods. His specific ares of training include soil-borne diseases, microbial ecology, and host-parasite relationships.

Alan Guebert - award-winning agricultural journalist writes a syndicated column called "The Farm and Food File"

Cody Holmes owns and operates an 1,100 acre Missouri ranch in the Ozarks where mob grazing is the day's business, reside about 400 cows and last year's fattening calves for the meat program, 600 hair sheep, 1,000 meat goats, 150 pastured hogs, 25 jersey herd dairy, 100 head goat dairy, a growing creamery and bottling plant, 500 pastured laying hen program, several hoop tunnels of pastured chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese, produce gardens and year round high tunnel produce. 

Plus workshops on livestock, planting trees for food, gardening, canning, small farm dairy production, bee keeping, recycling, cover crops, local foods and more! 50+ exhibitors, youth workshops and organic/local foods. 

NCR-SARE Farmers Forum to be part of NPSAS 2015 Winter Conference
       New to the 2015 NPSAS Winter Conference is the NCR-SARE Farmers Forum. The Farmers Forum is a traveling annual event giving farmers, ranchers, researchers and others the chance to share information about sustainable agriculture practices with a national audience.
These presentations focus on research, demonstration and education projects that promote profitable practices that are good for the environment and community. The projects highlighted in these presentations and the Farmers Forum are funded by grants from North Central Region-Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE), a USDA funded program that supports and promotes sustainable farming and ranching by offering competitive grants and educational opportunities.
For more information about NCR-SARE, see: www.northcentralsare.org or contact NCR-SARE by e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 612-626-3113.
 

Rooms fill up fast so call today! 

Conference Headquarters:
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
1400 8th Ave. NW (along Hwy. 281 North)
1-605-229-4040   $89.99 plus tax
Block name: NPSAS 2015 Conference

 

Hotel close to conference headquarters
Super 8 Aberdeen North, 1023 8th Ave. NW
1-605-226-2288   Call for best rate
 
The Aberdeen Regional Airport is currently served by Delta. For information regarding reservations, flight details, ticket counter services or baggage, please contact Delta Airlines at (800) 221-1212
 

Cosponsor & Exhibitor Information

Our 36th Annual 2015 Winter Conference will be held again in Aberdeen, S.D. on January 22-24. This is an opportunity to support organic and sustainable agriculture by cosponsoring our event and if interested, to exhibit as well. Refer to the links for more details. The program brochure gets distributed to 1,500. 

You will want to read the "levels and benefits" closely as this will indicate where your booth will be located and how many meal packages you receive.

The Ramkota has limited booth spaces, so please reserve your spot soon! Reminder: Tables are 6-foot. It tends to be a bit cozy! However, people love coming to Aberdeen, S.D. With your willingness, we can adapt. 

Click Here for Cosponsor Levels and Benefits

Click Here for the Cosponsor Form