2021 NAGA Educational Conference & Convention
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
February 1-3, 2021

Monday, February 1

  • 2020 Final Board Meeting 8:30 a.m.
  • Registration 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Welcome 1:00 p.m.
    • NAGA President Brian Beavers

  • Peeping Pheasants: Efficiencies, Designs, Best Practices 1:15 p.m.
    • Michael Forsgren, Forsgren’s Pheasant Farm; Dan Barngrover, Longtail Farms; Mike Martz, Martz’s Game Farm

  • Navigating COVID-19 and How it Affected My Business 2:00 p.m.
    • Rick Kuhl, Jr., Kuhl Corp; Chad Hughes, Wings North Hunting Club; John Metzer, Metzer Farms

  • Break 2:45 p.m.
  • Rodent Control 3:15 p.m.
    • Speaker to be Announced

  • Identify the Problem - From Management to Disease 4:00 p.m.
    • Dr. David Frame, Central UT Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

  • Welcome Reception 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, February 2

  • Avian Influenza & Biosecurity 9:00 a.m.
    • Abby Neu Schuft, University of Minnesota

  • Where to Send Your Birds for Pathology 9:45 a.m.
    • Dr. Robert Porter, University of Minnesota

  • Break 10:30 a.m.
  • Secure Upland Gamebird Supply Plan 11:00 a.m.
    • Dr. Carol Cardona, University of Minnesota

  • Everything You Need for Brooder Barn Technology 11:45 a.m.
    • Austin Baker, Hogslat/Georgia Poultry

  • Humane Treatment of Animals 12:15 p.m.
    • Janice Gilliland, Hidden Valley Pheasantry

  • Dinner and a Show Ticketed Event Time TBA
    • “Dinner and a Show”

      Dinner at the Rio’s All-American Bar & Grille followed by “WOW – the Vegas Spectacular”.  Tickets are $110/person and need to be purchased in advance.

Wednesday, February 3

  • Second NAGA Board Meeting 7:30 a.m.
  • Flight Pen Cover 8:30 a.m.
    • Scott Meyer, Oakwood Game Farm; Andy Hairston, Little Canyon Shooting; Chris Theisen, MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc

  • Locking in Your Input Costs: Labor, Feed, Propane, Contracts 9:15 a.m.
    • Bill MacFarlane, MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc

  • Break 10:00 a.m.
  • Keynote Speaker 10:30 a.m.
    • To Be Announced

  • Late Season Sales 11:15 a.m.
    • Bernadette Gilliland, Hidden Valley Pheasantry; Michele Bovey, Flying B Ranch; Tim Zindl, Oak Ridge Pheasant Ranch

  • Lunch 12:00 p.m.
  • NAGA Update, General Membership Meeting, New Orleans 1:00 p.m.
    • Rob Sexton, NAGA Executive Director; Brian Beavers, NAGA President

  • Caring for Your Breeder Flock 1:45 p.m.
    • Brian Beavers, Beavers Game Farm; Sam Ballou, Elkhorn Farms & Hatchery; Todd Laudenslager, Mahantongo Game Farms

  • Break 2:30 p.m.
  • From Hen to Hatch 2:45 p.m.
    • Josh Deines, Zoetis

  • How Strong Relationships With Public Officials Paid Off For Me in a Crisis 3:30 p.m.
    • Rob Sexton, NAGA Executive Director; Loretta Omland, Gisi Pheasant Farm; Bill MacFarlane, MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc

  • Cocktails, Dinner & Auction Ticketed Event 5:00 p.m.
    • Tickets are $80/person and need to be purchased in advance.



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