Member Benefits

Join the North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) to support the deer farming industry in America and enjoy many benefits.The following membership opportunities are available.

Life Members (voting).

Life Memberships paid for prior to 11-01-90 will continue to be in effect. If actively pursuing farming/ranching. Life Members are subject to the same rights and benefits as Active Members. But they are exempted from paying annual dues. A Life Member is accorded all rights of membership.

Active Member (voting).

An Active Member is a proprietor, partnership, firm, corporation, division of an organization or individual actively engaged in whole or in substantial part in the husbandry of domestic for commercial purposes to support such operations. Active Members can hold office, vote on all matters brought before the Association, attend all activities sponsored by the Association, at member rates, receive all publications and membership list and are entitled to use the Association logo and statement of Active Membership in the Association in advertising, on letterhead, business cards, packaging, etc. Active Members pay annual dues set by the Board of Directors as of May 1 of the current year.

Additional Active (non-voting).

Ranch Manager, Partner, Family member

Associate Member (non-voting).

An Associate/Affiliate/Corporate Member is an individual proprietor, partnership, firm, corporation, association, government agency of division of an organization who has an active interest in farming/ranching who is not actively engaged in whole or in substantial part in the industry. Associate/Affiliate/Corporate Members do not vote and cannot hold office in the Association. They may attend all activities sponsored by the Association and they receive the publications and membership list. Associate/Affiliate/Corporate Members pay an annual fee established by the Board of Directors as of May 1 of the current year.

Practitioner Member (non-voting).

A Practitioner Member may be either a veterinarian who works with an established cervid farm/ranch or who has interests in farmed/ranched cervid from the veterinary perspective but does not own cervid, or may be an individual whose occupation engages him or her in education, research or government activities in support of farming/ranching, but does not farm or ranch. Practitioner Members do not vote and cannot hold office in the Association. They receive association publications and attend all activities sponsored by the Association at the member rate. Practitioner Members pay an annual due, established by the Board of Directors, as of May 1 of the current year.

Patron Member (voting).

A Patron Member is an Active member who has voluntarily elected to pay a higher dues rate, as established by the Board of Directors. Patron Members can hold office, vote on all matters brought before the Association, attend all activities sponsored by the Association, receive the publications and membership list and are entitled to use the Association logo and statement of Active Membership in the Association in advertising, on letterhead, business cards, packaging, etc. Patron Members pay annual dues, set by the Board of Directors, as of May 1 of the current year. Patron Members will be recognized for their voluntary increased support of the Association.

Student Members (non-voting).

A Student Member is under 18 years of age or is a student at a college and has an interest in the industry. Student Members do not vote and cannot hold office in the Association. They may attend all activities sponsored by the Association at member rates and they receive the publications. Student Members pay annual dues, set by the Board of Directors, as the May 1 of the current year.