Conference Schedule

Check out the latest conference schedule.  Some items may be subject to change.  Click here to download a Detailed Session Schedule.


General Session Presenter

Health Care At A Tipping Point: The Affordable Care Act and Implications for Extension Educators

Mark D. Birdwhistell

Vice President for Administration and External Affairs Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs University of Kentucky HealthCare

Through the lens of the Affordable Care Act, this presentation outlines how states across the U.S. are navigating disruption in our health care delivery system, how the reaction to ACA breaks depending on the adoption of Medicaid expansion, how rural health care may be affected, and what extension educators might consider when working with consumers in both Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states. This presentation will draw from the experience of an academic medical center located within a land-grant public university.


Pre-Conference Workshop


Elizabeth AndressCurrent Science and Practice in Home Food Preservation

Elizabeth L. Andress, Ph.D., Professor, Foods and Nutrition and Extension Food Safety Specialist

This session will provide a brief review of the history of home food preservation research and practice in the U.S.  It will demonstrate scientific principles underlying the various home food preservation methods, and it will explore the current status of research and recommended methods by the USDA and land grant university system.


Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus

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The NEAFCS Annual Session attracts approximately 600 Family and Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension educators from across the nation and its territories.  NEAFCS members link research to life experiences by interpreting research and delivering that information to families.

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You really can’t afford to miss the premier gathering of educators and decision makers from from all areas of Family and Consumer Sciences -- food preparation, food safety, nutrition,financial management, healthy lifestyles, housing and community development, and relationship and parenting skills. Your organization will be well positioned and highly visible for the 600 plus attendees* as they converge in Lexington, Kentucky for a week of professional development and experience the latest products and services that will keep them on the cutting-edge of their profession.  No other event provides such extensive, targeted opportunities for exposure and in-depth interaction with your key customer audiences.  The NEAFCS exhibit floor is a featured part of this premier and well-respected conference. 

Exhibit Floor Diagram

As you complete the exhibitor application form, you will be asked to select your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for an exhibit booth.  Click here to download the exhibit diagram.  It is updated regularly.


Keynote - Jon Gordon

International Best Selling Author and Speaker
Monday, September 15, 2014

Jon GordonJon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals and non-profits. He is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, The Shark and The Goldfish, Soup, The Seed and his latest The Positive Dog.

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