Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Winter Conference Jan. 24-26 in Aberdeen

Farm Forum

Aberdeen – Northern Plains Sustainable Ag is pleased to announce our annual winter conference to be held in Aberdeen, SD. The annual event will include trade show vendors, educational breakout sessions, and nationally-renowned keynote speakers.

The event is scheduled January 24th, 25th , and 26th, 2013 at the Ramkota Inn. This conference is a great opportunity for organic farmers and processors to network, keep up to date on the latest information, research and showcase their products.

“This conference attracts more people every year,” says NPSAS Executive Director Karri Stroh. “We make it worthwhile for everyone who is attending. We have educational tracts for producers, ranchers and consumers, as well as the marketer. People tell us they love the education at the conference, but they also like seeing old friends and meeting new people.”

Keynote Speakers: NPSAS will once again feature two outstanding speakers this year. Matt Dillon is the Director of Seed Matters, a Clif Bar Family Foundation initiative to improve organic seed systems. Dr. Richard Olree has been in practice as a Chiropractor and nutritional consultant for over 30 years. He is the co-author of the book Minerals for the Genetic Code written by Charles Walter founder of ACRESUSA.

Other Features of the 2013 Conference

Pre-conference Workshops: We will be offering three pre-conference workshops (1) Defining What Herd Improvement is. Selection, Management and Breeding for Herd Improvement and Grass Utilization; (2) Farm Succession and Retirement Planning: Today’s Current Issues, Where to Start, Plan of Action & Staying on Task; (3) Ancient Grains.

Networking Opportunities & Workshops: More than 60 workshops will be offered on a variety of topics such as: growing vegetables, organic farming, marketing, production, and management, processing your food, and other agricultural issues.

Meals & Entertainment: Thursday evening meal along with Friday and Saturday full slate of meals will be offered for conference attendees featuring locally grown and organic sourced ingredients. Entertainment will be provided by Mrs. North Dakota, Amanda Brumfield at Friday’s evening meal. Our very own Homegrown Entertainment Performers will provide Saturday’s entertainment.

To register and for information, contact the NPSAS office at 701-883-4304 for a conference brochure or visit our website at