Conference

Annual Healthy Farms Conference

2015 Healthy Farms Conference

Planning for the 2015 Healthy Farms Conference is well under way! The 2015 Healthy Farms Conference will be on February 6th and 7th at the Swanson Conference Center located at the Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. We are also pleased to announce several dynamic keynote presenters. Dr. Paul Thompson from Michigan State University, Wayne Pacelle from the Humane Society of the United States, and the film team from Growing Cities. Find details about them and the conference below!

About Dr. Paul Thompson

About Wayne Pacelle

About Growing Cities


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!

2014 Family Registration Details & Form


Exhibitor and Sponsorships!

Exhibitor Form

Sponsorship Opportunities


Sessions:

This years 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.

  • Greenhouses in the Fall, Winter and Spring
  • Permaculture for the Rural Farm
  • Leaving a Legacy
  • Working with Interns
  • Curing and fermenting garden crops
  • Farming with a family and kids
  • Farmers as advocates
  • Chefs in the Local Foods Movement with Brian O'Malley
  • Growing Hops with Bauman Hop Farm
  • Local Foods Policy Council
  • Top Bar Bee Hives
  • Diverse Pollinators
  • And many more!
  • This year will feature two full tracts dedicated to Urban Agriculture

  • Greenhouses in the Fall, Winter and Spring
  • Aquapoincs
  • Urban Community Garden Initiatives
  • Slow Money
  • Wetlands Centers in Urban Parks
  • Omaha BioFuels
  • Opportunities from NRCS
  • Organic Waste Management
  • Backyard Farming
  • And many more!

  • 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.

  • Crafting from Cornhusks
  • Starting your own Native Plant Nursery
  • Movement for Little Farmers. Yoga
  • And many more!

  • Lodging Details

    We are in the process of coordinating lodging.


    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. NSAS Board Member Kevin Fulton will be facilitating. `2014 Roundtable Form
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    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!