Annual Healthy Farms Conference

2018 Healthy Farms Conference

The 2018 Healthy Farms Conference will be on February 9th and 10th at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. We are also pleased to announce Wes Jackson as our keynote presentation. Find details below!

Wes Jackson

Founder and president emeritus of The Land Institute, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina; a master’s degree in botany from the University of Kansas, and a doctorate in genetics from North Carolina State University. He established and served as chair of one of the country’s first environmental studies programs at California State University-Sacramento and then returned to his native Kansas to found The Land Institute in 1976. He is the author of several books, including New Roots for Agriculture, Becoming Native to This Place, Consulting the Genius of the Place, and most recently Nature as Measure. Wes is widely recognized as a leader in the international movement for a more sustainable agriculture. He was a Pew Conservation Scholar in 1990, a MacArthur Fellow in 1992, and received the Right Livelihood Award in 2000. Life magazine included him as one of 18 individuals predicted to be among the 100 important Americans of the 20th century. Smithsonian in 2005 included him as one of “35 Who Made a Difference.”

About Wes

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Conference Agenda

2018 Healthy Farms Conference Program

Families Welcome!

We encourage the entire family to attend the conference. Special pricing and rates have been set to make the conference both affordable and accessable. Details can be found below!

Exhibitor Form

Sponsorship Opportunities

Youth Sessions:

We will once again have a full youth program with many of the presenters being youth and presenting on projects from their farms.

  • “Lettuce, and Peppers, and Peas, Oh My! How to Start an Organic Vegetable Garden"
  • Herbs for Kids
  • Permaculture Earth Repair for Kids
  • Lil' Chefs using Local Foods!
  • And more!
  • Youth Program 2018

    Lodging Details

    There are several options for lodging including 2 level suites. Make reservations at 1-866-706-7706, attendees will need to ask for Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society event rate. The hotel comes with numerous family friendly options and includes a pool and workout area. The hotel will also be providing a complimentary reservation link to the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society for online reservations, coming soon.

    Roundtable Discussions

    We will once again be hosting the roundtable discussions on Saturday morning of the conference. The format will be similar to last year, and we will set aside additional time for these discussions.

    Held in February each year, NSAS hosts a wide range of speakers covering interests ranging across the spectrum -- from production to marketing to conservation in farming & beyond. Our keynote speakers are always inspirational & educational!