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2017 National Value Added Agriculture Conference
Branding & Regional Food Systems

November 14 - 16, 2017
Wyndham Riverfront
North Little Rock, Arkansas

The 2017 National Value Added Agriculture Conference (NVAA) will feature current issues that impact the value added of food and agricultural systems, food security, and rural development. Branding, regional food systems, financing, food waste, functional foods, technology and big data are topics to be featured during the upcoming conference. Conference will highlight innovations showcasing the adaptability and resilience of the food and agricultural system in the new century. The 2017 NVAA conference goal is to improve farmer marketing activities and understanding of available value added resources.

Hosted by: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Hotel:   Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock,   2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114, 501-371-9000.

The one-and-a-half-day conference will be held at the Riverfront Wyndham in North Little Rock, AR. The registration cost for the training is $125 (prior to Oct. 1) includes an opening welcome reception at the Clinton Presidential Library on Tuesday evening, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday and all material Registration after October 1 is $150.

The conference will begin with a welcome reception on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. and will end promptly at noon on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Additional details and tentative agenda can be found here.  Interested in presenting?  See the Call for Abstracts for more information.

The hotel room rate is $94.00 (includes breakfast coupon) under room group block NVAA.  Hotel reservations should be made by calling 1-866-657-4458 or 501-907-4823 The group block ends on 10/24/17.  Reservations can be made here

 

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Registration:

  Credit Card Payment Registration fee:  $125 covers all materials, welcome reception and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.

  Check or PO Payment Registration fee:  $125 covers all materials, welcome reception and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.

Exhibitor Registration:

  Credit Card Payment *Display Exhibitor fee*:  $200 includes (1) full registration and 6 ft display area with skirted table.

  Check or PO Payment *Display Exhibitor fee*:  $200 includes (1) full registration and 6 ft display area with skirted table.

If interested in being a sponsor contact Ron Rainey, 501-671-2175 or email nvaa2017@uaex.edu with "sponsorship" in subject line.

Cancelation and refunds:

Full refund if canceled by Occtober 1, 2017.  Refund of $100 if canceled after October 1.  Registration fee increases to $150 after October 1, 2017.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color,
sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status,
genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.