NADeFA Selects Indiana to Host Annual Conference

CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) announces its Annual NADeFA Conference & Fundraiser will be held on March 18, 2015, through March 21, 2015, at the French Lick Resort in French Link, Ind. The event will welcome deer farmers and industry experts from across the country, as well as host exciting fund-raising auctions, educational seminars and venison competitions.

The NADeFA Conference is highly acclaimed for its comprehensive educational programs that feature informative presentations by university researchers and industry experts on such topics as animal nutrition, herd welfare, disease testing and prevention, genetics, tranquilization, and more. Earlier this year, NADeFA sponsored researchers from Kansas State University (KSU) to gather data on a deer herd in Iowa that could lead to a disease prevention strategy for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) as well as early detection of some human diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

“We’re excited to bring our annual conference to Indiana — and specifically French Lick — and to showcase deer farming which is one of the fastest growing industries in North America,” says NADeFA Executive Director Shawn Schafer. “Our annual conference is the industry’s premier event for all of North America. We welcome anyone interested in learning about deer farming to join us for a great weekend of networking, camaraderie and a fun learning experience.”

The Annual NADeFA Conference & Fund-Raiser features multiple auctions that offer whitetail and exotic hunting trips, firearms, handcrafted home furnishings, jewelry and many other exciting items. The event is host to informational deer farming seminars and round table discussions; antler, venison and photo contests; culinary cooking competition, fun youth activities and much more.

Founded in 1983, the North American Deer Farmers Association is dedicated to the promotion of deer farming and ranching as an agricultural pursuit and serves its members through its educational programs and publications and by providing leadership in setting and maintaining quality standards. NADeFA represents the deer farming industry at all levels of government, and works closely with livestock producers and other organizations to promote ethical standards of conduct and husbandry in deer farming and to actively market standards for deer and deer products. NADeFA representatives are also available to media for expert testimony and information about deer farming and animal health issues, such as Chronic Wasting Disease, EHD and other topics.

For more information about NADeFA programs and membership, call 330.454.3944 or visit

Since 1983, the North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) has worked to establish and promote deer farming as an agricultural pursuit and to facilitate education on breeding, handling and deer farm management. For more information on the North American Deer Farmers Association, call 330.454.3944 or visit