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2017 Annual Session

Hilton Omaha & Convention Center
October 16-19

Can't attend the Annual Session? Join us LIVE in Omaha, Nebraska!

From the comfort of your office or home, and with nothing but your laptop or iPad,
 you can experience the 2017 NEAFCS Annual Conference. This members-only benefit provides you with live-streaming access to the Opening General Session on Monday, October 16th from 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM Central Time. Join us for the Virtual Parade of States, Presentation of the Flag, National Anthem, Quilts of Valor Presentation, Keynote Presentation by Dr. Marjorie Kostelnik "Planting the Seeds for Innovative Program Development in Extension", and much more! 

Click here to read more on Dr. Marjorie Kostelnik's presentation. 

Click here to register for the Live Stream Event. 

Didn't Register for the 2017 NEAFCS Annual Session? You may register onsite beginning on Sunday, October 15th. Click here for more information. 

2017 Annual Session Program Book Available Here

We can't wait to see you in Omaha! Click here to read the KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

Very soon we will see many of you in Omaha, Nebraska. For those of you who haven't registered yet, we hope you plan to join us in Omaha and see what this exciting city has to offer.
Images courtesy of Visit Omaha
Click here to view the different Annual Session activities you don't want to miss! 
Volunteer Sign-Up
We hope you consider signing up to volunteer at the 2017 Annual Session.  It is because of individuals like you that we are able to put on this outstanding meeting. To view and sign-up for the volunteer opportunities, click here.

Silent Auction Donations
There’s still a few more weeks to pick up or make some lovely items to donate to the NEAFCS Silent Auction.  Popular items include jewelry, handmade crafts, local products, and food/beverages.  Items that easily fit into a carry-on are especially desirable. Once at Omaha, silent auction items can be dropped off near the registration desk on Sunday 10/15 from 4:30-7:30pm and Monday 10/16 from 8am-5pm.   

Click here for shipping information. 

CEU & PDU Approval
The Annual Session has been approved for CEUs and PDUs. Click here for more information. 

NEAFCS Logo'd Items
Use this order form to pre-order NEAFCS logo'd items at the Annual Session Member Merchandise Booth located in the Exhibit Hall.

2017 President's Charity

Theresa Mayhew (NY), President NEAFCS

I’m pleased to announce that I have selected the Food Bank for the Heartland as my President’s Charity for Annual Session 2017. With our theme of “Harvesting Opportunities”, I couldn’t think of a better choice! Founded in 1981, Food Bank for the Heartland’s mission is to “ensure access to healthy food for people in need in Nebraska and western Iowa.” Click here for more information on this organization. 

I hope that you will join me in helping the Food Bank for the Heartland continue the excellent work that they do by contributing to their cause. Donations can be dropped off at the registration area (look for the “piggy bank” cookie jar). Additionally, a special “pass the basket” collection will be taken during Wednesday’s General Session. Cash and checks made out to Food Bank of the Heartland will be cheerfully and gladly accepted. Thanks, in advance, for supporting this worthy cause and for helping us share the richness of the harvest!


Public Issues Leadership Conference (PILD) Call for Presentations

The 2018 Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Conference will be April 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. The PILD Planning Committee is looking for submissions for concurrent sessions AND poster sessions! Click here for the Request for Proposals (RFP) guidelines. 

The deadline for submissions is November 15 and we'd love to see at least 18 submissions from NEAFCS members for the 2018 conference! 

Go to for up-to-date conference information. You can also find the link on the NEAFCS Public Affairs Home Page. 

PILD first timers may be eligible for one of the twenty, $300.00, NEAFCS 1st Timer's scholarships. Contact your affiliate President if you wish to be considered for the state PILD team and this award. Only one scholarship per affiliate. The 2018 application window will be opened in mid-December. See the December NEAFCS Network e-newsletter for details.


We Our Partner Members

Active Parenting Publishers
Michael Popkin
1220 Kennestone Circle, Ste 130
Marietta, Georgia 30066
800-825-0060 ext. 139 

American Cleaning Institute
Nancy Bock

Sr. VP, Educations & Meetings
1331 L Street, NW #650
Washington, District of Columbia 20005

American Income Life Special Risk Division
Erin Bain
8604 Allisonville Rd
Indianapolis, IN  46250   

Home Baking Association
Sharon Davis

Family and Consumer Sciences Education
HBA, 2931 Gainsboro Road
Topeka, Kansas 66614

Learning Zone Express
Mary Beth Anderson
Educational Consultant
667 E. Vine St.
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060

LifeWise Strategies / Money Habitudes
Syble Solomon
1180-A Pine St
Hamilton, Montana 59840

National Dairy Council
Carole Clemente
Vice President Nutrition Affairs
10255 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 900
Rosemont, Illinois 60018

National Endowment for Financial Education
Susan Sharkey
1331-17 Street Suite 1200
Denver, Colorado 80202

Newell Brands (Previously Jarden Home Brands)
Jessica Piper

9999 East 121st Street
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 567-8621

USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture
Beverly Samuel
National Program Leader
1400 Independence Ave SW, MS 2250
Washington, DC 20250


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