New Deer Farmer Seminars Set for 2016 NADeFA Conference

The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) announces that it has finalized the New Deer Farmer Seminar schedule for the 2016 NADeFA Conference in Tulsa, Okla. on March 16-19, 2016. The NADeFA New Deer Farmer’s Seminar, hosted by the Cervid Livestock Foundation, has been a highly acclaimed event for the annual conference and the program is specially formatted to provide important information to deer farmers who are new to the cervid industry.

The 2016 New Deer Farmers Seminar will be held on March 16, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and its itinerary will include: Handling Facilities by Len Jubenville,; Regulations by Dr. Clifford Shipley, University of Illinois; Nutrition by Dr. Greg Stewart, Southern Veterinary Services; Herd Health Programs by Dr. Douglas Wagner, Newport; Remote Anesthesia by Blair Soars, Pneu-dart; Genetics by Scott Kent, Gene’s Place; Marketing by Kevin Grace, Whitetail Sales & Service; and What Hunting Ranches Want by Donald Hill, Oak Creek Ranch.

To register for the 2016 NADeFA Deer Farmers Seminar, contact the NADeFA office at 330.3944.

“Deer farming is one of the fastest growing industries in North America, and the NADeFA Conference is one of the industry’s premier events to sustain and enhance that growth,” says NADeFA Executive Director Shawn Schafer. “We welcome anyone interested in learning about deer farming to join us for a great weekend of networking, camaraderie and a fun, industry-leading learning experience.”

The annual NADeFA Conference has led the industry in comprehensive educational programs for more than 30 years. NADeFA routinely features informative presentations by university researchers and industry experts from the United States and Canada provide up-to-date information on such topics as disease testing and prevention, animal nutrition, genetics, tranquilization, and more.

The 2016 NADeFA Conference will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton hotel in downtown Tulsa, Okla. The annual event will welcome deer farmers and industry experts from throughout North America, and host exciting fund-raising auctions, educational seminars and venison competition. The event is also host to informational deer farming seminars and round table discussions, venison contest, antler contest, photo contest, youth activities, culinary cooking competition and much more.

The North American Deer Farmers Association, founded in 1983, 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 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