North American Deer Farmers Association Hosts Tulsa Conference

CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) announces its 2016 NADeFA Conference will be held on March 16, 2016, through March 19, 2016, at the Double Tree by Hilton hotel in downtown Tulsa, Okla. The annual event will welcome thousands of deer farmers and industry professionals from across the nation, and host exciting fund-raising auctions, educational seminars and venison competition.

In addition to showcasing deer farming facilities and North America’s leading products and services, the NADeFA Conference features the industry’s most comprehensive educational programs. 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.

“Deer farming is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and we’re very excited to host this year’s NADeFA Conference in Tulsa,” says NADeFA Executive Director Shawn Schafer. “Our NADeFA Annual Conference is North America’s premier event for education, products and services, networking and camaraderie among men and women in the cervid industry. We welcome anyone interested in learning more about deer farming to join us.”

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