With the NAGA Convention just two months away, we’re highlighting the business and fun of meeting in the Big Easy.

NAGA’s agenda is jam-packed with informational experts in their field. Among those presentations is one that’s sure to be an important topic with hunting preserves and gamebird farms – avian influenza indemnity.

The number of gamebird businesses impacted by avian influenza continues to grow, affecting hunting clubs and farms in all parts of the country. Over the past six months, NAGA has assisted USDA-APHIS in creating fair market values for gamebirds annually. In New Orleans, attendees will hear from two key people in this process, newly elected NAGA board member Troy Laudenslager of Pennsylvania’s Mahantongo Game Farms and Rob Sexton, NAGA Executive Director. Because indemnity is essential to the survival of a gamebird business, you won’t want to miss out on this presentation.

On the fun side, the NAGA Convention hotel is in the heart of the action of New Orleans. The Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter is located on the corner of Bourbon Street and Canal Street and on the front doorstep of fantastic restaurants, unique shopping and of more than a few places to have an adult beverage or two. The area is also home to New Orleans Dixieland jazz music and, of course, Zydeco/Creole music, and many of the clubs in the French Quarter feature live entertainment for free or at a very low cost. Here’s a list of the 20 best things to do in the French Quarter.

You can enjoy both opportunities by registering for the convention today and reserving your hotel room.