Enjoy an 'AgVenture in the Natural State'
Temple Grandin Featured Conference Speaker
NAITCO is pleased to announce that Temple Grandin, world renowned animal behaviorist and autism spokesperson, will be a keynote speaker at its 2019 national conference 'AgVenture in the Natural State' set for June 19-21 at the Little Rock Marriott in Little Rock, AR. She will be available for a book signing and will give the keynote address at the banquet the evening of Wed. June 19. NAITCO is offering a special Temple Grandin sponsorship to organizations interested in underwriting her presentation. Please email NAITCO Development Director Randy Bernhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Agenda, Workshops - The conference kicks off the morning of Wednesday June 19 with traveling workshops to learn about agricultural and educational topics such as rice and poultry production, worldwide hunger at Heifer International, and issues facing the 42nd U.S. president at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. An opening luncheon begins at noon that day and workshops will begin afterward and will be held throughout the week. Workshop topics include GMOs, chemistry in agriculture and hands-on school garden approaches to learning, among other topics. The conference ends mid-day Friday June 21.
Registration - Registration for the conference is now available online at Conference Registration. Early registration is $435 until April 15. After that, it goes up to $485.
Lodging - The conference will be held at the Little Rock Marriott located at 3 Statehouse Plaza in downtown Little Rock. To book a room at the conference hotel, please visit Little Rock Marriott.
Bingo - Bingo game night will be held the evening of Wednesday June 19 after Temple Grandin's keynote address to raise funds for NAITCO and its programs. Bingo cards can be purchased ($20 for 10 cards) online when registering for the conference or onsite at the conference.
The NAITCO annual meeting of state contacts is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday June 18. Also scheduled for Tuesday June 18 is an optional pre-conference tour to Crater of Diamonds State Park where participants can mine for diamonds. Space is limited so sign up for the pre-conference tour as soon as possible.