2019 Annual Session

2019 Annual Session - #NEAFCS2019 

Hershey Lodge ~ Hershey, PA
September 30 - October 3, 2019

Join us in Hershey, PA, the sweetest place on earth, to Nurture the Richness of Lifelong Learning.  The Annual Session will increase the ability of members to access and utilize relevant, research and evidence-based resources to address current and emerging issues and promote lifelong learning; showcase excellence in innovative programs to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities; provide networking opportunities that nourish new partnerships on multi-state and national issues. 

Important Information

Information for Sponsors and Exhibitors

2019 Exhibit and Sponsorship Prospectus now available below, including new sponsorship and donor opportunities.

Information for Annual Session Presenters 

Thank you to our Sponsors!



Meet Our Exhibitors

(Listed Alphabetically - = Sponsor)
As of 6/12/2019

American Income Life Special Risk Division 
PO Box 50158
Indianapolis, IN 46250
(800) 849-4820
[email protected]
Contact Name: 
Erin Bain, 4-H/Extension Client Relations
Product/Service Description: 
The AIL Special Risk Division provides blanket group accident insurance policies for all Cooperative Extension groups and programs nationwide.  We ave specialized in working with Extension for over 60 years and pride ourselves on personal and professional service. 

B-Sew Inn

2530 Chandler Road
Muskogee, OK 74403
Phone: 888-560-3227 X107
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bsewinn.com
Contact Name: Josie Baird
Product/Service Description: Embroidery, Sewing and Quilting Machines, Notions, Tools, Culinary

CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health)

601 FlagHouse Drive
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Phone: 201-329-7539
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.catchinfo.org
Contact Name: Eileen Avato, National CATCH Specialist
Product/Service Description: CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) boosts nutrition education and physical activity with USDA approved curricula and training options for elementary & middle school age and CATCH early childhood for preschool.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
1700 G. Street NW
Washington, DC 20552
(202) 435-7687
[email protected]
Contact Name:
Leslie Jones 
Product/Service Description: 
Effective financial tools and resources that help individuals and families manage financial challenges at major life stages. 

Fresh Baby 
523 E. Mitchell St
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 487-2141
[email protected]
Contact Name: 
Andrea Fettig, Marketing Manager
Product/Service Description: 
Fresh Baby is a USDA National Strategic MyPlate Partner.  Supporting the US Dietary Guidelines, we develop innovative nutrition education products designed for participant success.  Our products are great teaching tools in classrooms and clinics, that also provide positive reinforcement at home, resulting in participants making healthy lifestyle choices.  

Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP)

603 Woodland Dr.
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-736-4495
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.jcep.org
Contact Name: Bob Ohlensehlen
Product/Service Description: Organization whose members are the members of all seven-member organizations ANREP, ESP, NACAA, NAE4-HA, NACDEP, NAEPSDP & NEAFCS.  Doing together what we can’t as individuals.

Learning ZoneXpress

667 E. Vine Street
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060
Phone: (888) 455-7003
Email: [email protected] 
Website: www.learningzonexpress.com 
Contact Name: Mary Beth Anderson, Director, Educational Resources
Product/Service Description: Learning ZoneXpress creates fresh, engaging resources to promote nutrition, wellness, and physical activity. Our posters, handouts, banners and games help clients make positive, health-related behavior changes. Stop by to see why extension customers turn to Learning ZoneXpress and to pick up free samples of what works. For more information, visit www.learningzonexpress.com.

Military Families Learning Network
261 Mell Street, 334C Spidle Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-3231
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org
Contact Name: Kyle Kostelecky, PhD
Product/Service Description: The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) invites family service providers and Cooperative Extension professionals to online professional development opportunities where they can exchange experiences, resources, and research to enhance professional impact and growth.

901 Janesville Ave
Ft. Atkinson, WI 53538
Phone: 920-563-2446
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.enasco.com
Contact Name: Sarah Feirn
Product/Service Description: The NASCO Family and Consumer Sciences catalog offers a complete line of hands-on-educational materials, including Ready-Or-Not-Tot ® and Love to Care parenting simulators, and curriculum; nutrition educational material featuring the Life/form ® replicas as well as the only MyPlate with Dairy attached; family and consumer sciences games, books, software, and videos; classroom equipment and furniture; housewares and improved culinary equipment line, and sewing equipment.

National Presto Industries

3925 N. Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Phone: 715-839-2021
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.gopresto.com
Contact Name: Nancy Becker, Corporate Home Economist 
Product/Service Description: National Presto Industries dates back to 1905 when the company began manufacturing industrial size pressure canners known as “canner retorts.”  Today Presto remains a recognized brand for pressure vessels and is a leader in the electric housewares industry.  Stop by our booth to view appliances, receive educational materials, and enter drawings for a pressure canner and Presto Test Unit.   

Newell Brands

Phone: 404-313-7191
Website: www.freshpreserving.com
Contact Name: Liesbet De Soomer
Product/Service Description: Newell Brands Inc., the makers of the 135+ year old Ball® home canning brand, continues to raise the bar on its iconic mason jar with product innovations and recipe development/validation.

Northarvest Bean Growers Association
4852 Rocking Horse Circle S.
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: (701) 566-2141
Email: [email protected] 
Website: www.northarvestbean.org
Contact Name: Megan Myrdal
Product/Service Description: Northarvest Bean Growers Association (NBGA) represents bean growers in North Dakota and Minnesota, and provides resources & recipes to help food & nutrition professionals make beans a simply delicious naturally nutritious part of daily meals.  Visit www.beaninstitute.com and www.northarvestbean.org for more information.   

Partnership for Food Safety Education
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 202-220-0651
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.fightbac.org
Product/Service Description: The Partnership for Food Safety Education develops and promotes effective education programs to reduce foodborne illness risk for consumers.  We work with an active network of 13,000 BAC Fighters – health and food safety educators – and support them by making their work more visible, collaborative, and effective.  Visit www.fightbac.org for free food safety resources. 

Realityworks, Inc.

2709 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 800-262-3806
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.realityworks.com
Contact Name: Denise Bodart
Product/Service Description: Realityworks, Inc. offers educational products that use engaging, hands-on learning aids and interactive technology to bring Family and Consumer Sciences topics to life.  Products include RealCare Baby®, the RealCareTM,Fetal Development Kit, the RealCareerTM,Food Safety Kit, plus products for infant health and safety, soft skill development and more.

The OrganWise Guys
450 Satellite Blve, NE, Suite M
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 800-786-1730
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.organwiseguys.com
Product/Service Description: The OrganWise Guys (OWG) is an evidence-based, obesity prevention program that uses the school or child-care center as the hub of healthy activity to positively impact the community at large.  OWG seamlessly integrates core curricula objectives ad healthy living education while it connects with kids to incite lifelong behavior change.

Sew Very Smooth
5526 W. 13400 S. #508
Herriman, UT 84096
Phone: (360) 953-3796 / (801) 656-5536
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sewverysmooth.com
Product/Service Description: Sewing tools that help sewing straight, consistent, seams every time.  Ideal Student Kits, Seam Guides, Seam Gauges

The Sugar Association 

1300 L. St NW, Suite 1001
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 785-1122
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sugar.org
Contact Name: Julie Green, Executive Admin Assistant
Product/Service Description: The Sugar Association provides informative publications on sugars role in a healthy diet and lifestyle.

USDA NIFA Division of Family & Consumer Sciences
800 9th St. SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-720-8855
Website: www.nifa.usda.gov
Product/Service Description: NIFA’s FCS programs advance community vitality and family well-being in partnership with the Land-Grant University and Cooperative Extension System.  We contribute to advancing the socio-economic potential of communities and the empowerment of people toward optimal well-being by focusing on the human dimensions of food and agriculture. 


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