Monday, February 6

  • 2022 Final Board Meeting 8:30 a.m.
  • Registration 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Welcome 1:00 p.m.
    • NAGA President Peg Ballou

  • Ventilation in Brooder Barns to Improve Chick Development 1:15 p.m.
    • Jeff May, Clearview Enterprises, LLC

  • H-2A Visa Program for Agricultural Businesses 2:00 p.m.
    • Gabriel Oosthuysen, Golden Opportunities International, LLC

  • Break 2:45 p.m.
  • Open Discussion on Depopulation, Disinfection and Disposal 3:15 p.m.
  • Pheasant Cooking Demonstration 3:45 p.m.
    • Certified Master Chef Alfonso  Contrisciani, AAC, Oliver Farms and Executive Chef Otto Borsisch at Chef Otto

  • Welcome Reception 5:15 p.m.
    • Complimentary Beer, Wine and Hor d’oeuvres

      Cash Bar Available

Tuesday, February 7

  • Indemnity Values from the USDA 8:15 a.m.
    • Troy Laudenslager, Mahantongo Game Farms and Rob Sexton, NAGA Executive Director

  • Controlling Predators and Pests 9:00 a.m.
    • David Curtiss, USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services

  • Catching and Transporting Mature Gamebirds 9:45 a.m.
    • Mike Forsgren, Forsgren’s Pheasant Farm; Sam Ballou, Elkhorn Farms & Hatchery, Inc. and Chris Theisen, MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

  • Break 10:30 a.m.
  • Professional Development: Disagree Agreeably - How Do We Deal With People Who Have Differing Opinions? 11:00 a.m.
    • Merle Heckman, Dale Carnegie Training

Wednesday, February 8

  • Second NAGA Board Meeting 7:30 a.m.
  • Pen Designs for All Weather Conditions 9:00 a.m.
    • Avery LaCombe, Ringneck Ranch Inc; Michele Bovey, Flying B Ranch and Bernadette Gilliland, Hidden Valley Pheasantry

  • Chick Shipping Struggles 9:45 a.m.
    • Greg Privett, Privett Hatchery and Marc Metzer, Metzer Farms

  • Break 10:45 a.m.
  • Pricing Your Birds for Profit in a High Inflation Market 11:15 a.m.
    • Mike Martz, Martz Game Farm; Brian Beavers, Beavers Game Farm and Sarah Pope, MacFarlane Pheasants Inc.

  • Lunch 12:00 p.m.
  • Understanding the Transmission of Avian Influenza 1:45 p.m.
    • Dr. Fred Dustan Clark, University of Arkansas

  • Break 2:30 p.m.
  • NPIP Requirements to Ship Gamebirds 2:45 p.m.
    • NPIP Official Representative

  • Industry Trends: A Bird's Eye View 3:30 p.m.
    • Kristin Million & Jessica Henman, HatchTracker

  • Cocktails, Dinner & Auction Ticketed Event 5:00 p.m.
    • Tickets are $95/person and need to be purchased in advance.