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2015 Winter Conference

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    Conference schedule

 

36th Annual NPSAS Winter Conference
Aberdeen, SD

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. 

Workshop Descriptions

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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
 

 

 Cosponsors & Exhibitors 

 Click Here for Exhibitor Information

Click Here to learn more about our Grand Champ Cosponsor! 

 

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Thank You Cosponsors! 

Grand Champ                                        Workhorse                                                             Whole Hog
Pedogenesis                                            Annie's, Inc.                                                           Albert Lea Seedhouse
                                                                Grain Millers, Inc.                                                     Cashton Farm Supply
                                                                Grain Place Foods, Inc.                                          Hesco, Inc.-Dakota Organic 
                                                                Mountain High Organics, Inc.                               ICS, Inc. 
                                                                Nature's Organic Grist                                          Nature's Best, LLC
                                                                SD OCIA #1                                                            OFARM
                                                                                                                                                  Organic Valley
                                                                                                                                                  SunOpta
                                                                                                                                                  Sunrise Foods Int'l Inc. 
                                                                                                                                                  Thousand Hills Cattle Co. 
 
Top Dog                                                   Cool Cat
A. Link                                                       Boreal Balance
AgMotion Specialty Grains                    Domestic Hulling
Blue River Hybrids                                   Johnny's Selected Seeds
Ciranda, Inc.                                             MN Department of Ag
FARRMS                                                   Rincon-Vitova Insectaries
F.W. Cobs                                                 Rockwell Organic
Farm Breeding Club (FBC)                     SD OCIA #2
Fertrell Co.                                                Traux Company
Foundation Organic Seeds
Grass Farmer Supply
Heartland Mill
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA)
Mid-States Supply
ND Department of Ag
ND SARE
NF Organics
NICS
Niman Ranch
Pulse USA
Red River Commodities
Richland IFC, Inc. 
SD Grassland Coalition
SD NRCS
SD SARE
SK Food Int'l
Stengel Seed and Grain
Stone Mill, Inc.