Farmers, ranchers and other agriculture professionals will convene at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney on Feb. 14 and 15 for the Healthy Farms Conference sponsored by The Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society.
Speakers at the conference include Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States; Leigh Adcock, executive director of the Women, Food and Ag Network; Lindsey Shute, executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition; and Paul Rohrbaugh, owner of Steinauer, Neb.'s Pawnee Pride Meats.
Pacelle will discuss animal welfare in agriculture production. Adcock will speak about the importance of supporting women farmers and ranchers. Shute will discuss the value of supporting youth in agriculture and what is needed to establish youth in agriculture. Rohrbaugh will lead a discussion aimed at defining sustainable agriculture, discussing which farming practices enhance sustainability and other topics.
Breakout session will cover several other additional topics.
"The Healthy Farms Conference provides a foundation for farmers and aspiring farmers to go back to their farms and communities and provide a quality of life for their families and communities," said William Powers, executive director of the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, based in Ceresco, Neb.
The All-Nebraska Dinner on Friday, Feb. 14 will start at 5:30 p.m. and include a meal that features foods grown in Nebraska, a live auction and entertainment.
For more information or to register, go to www.nebsusag.org/conference.