Annual Healthy Farms Conference
Online Registration Now Open!!!
Planning for the 2013 conference is well under way. The conference will be held on February 15th and 16th at the Eugene T. Mahoney State Park near Omaha. This site will be updated as more details are planned. We are excited to have several great keynote and breakout sesson speakers participating including; Michael Forsberg, John Hansen and Jim Kleinschmit.
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!
2013 Conference Information
Plan to attend the Healthy Farms Conference of the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society. The dates for 2013 are February 15-16 and it will be held at the Peter Kiewit Lodge at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. We will also have our annual All-Nebraska Foods dinner with proceeds going to NSAS and Live Auction with all the funds raised going towards the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society- NSAS!! There will also be a full schedule of youth programming complete with hands-on demonstrations, youth lead sessions, and more.
This year’s agenda offers a number of breakout sessions with topics ranging from urban agriculture to hugelkultur to rotational grazing in a drought. We will also once again have a full youth program with many of the presenters being youth and presenting on projects from their farms.
We will once again have a full youth program with many of the presenters being youth and presenting on projects from their farms.
Cabins are available & start at $101 for Thursday night and $140 for Friday night. Reserve at 402.944.2523, ext. 7327. Rooms are limited so reserve yours as early as possible. Eugene T. Mahoney State Park and Peter Kiewit Lodge
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is part of the Nebraska Game and Parks. Parking is $5.00 and can be paid upon arrival. An annual park pass, which gets you into any park in Nebraska is $25.00. All proceeds for parking go to support and maintain the Nebraska Parks systems. For more information as well as information on annual permits please visit, http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/parks/permits/permits.asp
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. More information can be found on the conference website.
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!
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Annual Western Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Mark your calendars for December 1st, 2012! The 2012 Western Sustainable Crop and Livestock Conference will be held at the Quality Inn located just of 80 in Ogallala, Nebraska.
Keynote: Ken Miller will be keynoting the conference this year. Ken is the technician for the Burleigh County Soil Conservation District. Ken Miller along with his wife Bonnie own and operate a 2000 acre ranch in Morton County, North Dakota. They have utilized an intensive rotational grazing system for over 20 years. At the present time the Miller’s are switching to a custom grazing operation with an intensive rotational system on irrigated pastures. They have been no tilling for the past 7 years and have been growing cover crops since 2006 for grazing. Ken also works full time for the Burleigh County Soil Conservation District. His duties are working with producers on grazing systems, no till and cover crops. Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities are available and information can be found below. Other questions please Liz Sarno, Extension Educator and Organic Project Coordinator, University of Nebraska, Haskell Agriculture Laboratory 402-309-0944