2013 National Value Added Agriculture Conference
15th Annual National Value-Added Agriculture Conference
Sunday, May 19 – Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The 2013 National Value-Added Conference will be finalized by January. Visit the site to learn this year’s theme and to see the exciting tours and speakers that the conference will offer.
Hosted by: University of Arkansas
Who Should Attend: University Extension Specialists, Rural Development Specialists, State Department of Agriculture officials, Farm Bureau Service providers, Small Business Development Centers, Agricultural Innovation Centers, Cooperative Development Centers and consultants and service providers.
Conference participants will have the opportunity to interact with innovative business owners and economic developers from around the United States to discuss rural entrepreneurism, adding value to agricultural products, agritourism and rural economic development. The conference will include breakout sessions and tours to allow maximum interaction between participants and practitioners.
Conference Hotel: Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas - Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway
A block of rooms has been set up to accommodate the lodging arrangements of this year’s attendees. To book your room online, visit the conference room block. Please book your room by April 27, 2013. [Hotel Registration]
For more information, contact Ron Rainey at 501-671-2175 or via email at 2013NVA@uaex.edu.
2012 Conference - Traverse City, Michigan
2011 Conference - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2010 Conference - Biloxi, Mississippi
2009 Conference - Moline, Illinois and Iowa
2008 Conference - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2007 Conference - Lexington, Kentucky
2006 Conference - Nashville, Tennessee
2005 Conference - Indianapolis, Indiana
2004 Conference - Peoria, Illinois
2003 Conference - Grand Rapids, Michigan
2002 Conference - Madison, Wisconsin
2001 Conference - Excelsior Springs, Missouri
2000 Conference (Nov.) - Perry, Iowa
2000 Conference (June) - Nashua, Iowa