The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) announces its Second Annual Regional Fall Conference, which was recently held in Ohio, was a huge success and attracted deer farmers from more than 10 states. The annual event welcomed deer farmers and industry professionals from across the country, and hosted exciting fund-raising auctions, educational seminars and a best buck competition.

In addition to showcasing deer farming facilities and top breeders, the NADeFA Regional Fall Conference featured multiple auctions that offered breeding stock, latest genetics, handcrafted home furnishings, adventurous hunts, and many other exciting items. The event also offers informative deer farming seminars and round table discussions and much more.

Informative breakout sessions covered a wide variety of topics, including herd health, soil testing for prions, living with CWD, Q&A with NADeFA and NADR Board of Directors, and a round table discussion with industry leaders.

“All of the presentations were focused in the right direction for our industry,” says NADeFA President Sam Holley. “The room remained packed the entire afternoon, and it actually left those in attendance inquiring about how to be of more assistance to help complete these studies and how to get active in the political arena at home and with the annual DC Fly-in.

In the competitive arena, Rocky Ridge Whitetails won for First Choice Yearling, the First Choice 2-Year-Old went to Lone Pine Whitetails, and Whetstone Brothers rounded out the competition with First Choice 3-Year-Old. All winners were chosen from a great group of bucks and were voted on by conference attendees.

“We’re very excited with the turnout of this year’s Regional Fall Conference,” says NADeFA Executive Director Shawn Schafer. “NADeFA conferences have always been North America’s premier events for education, products and services, networking and camaraderie among men and women in the cervid industry.”

Founded in 1983, the North American Deer Farmers Association is dedicated to the promotion of deer farming and ranching as an agricultural pursuit and serves its members through its educational programs and publications and by providing leadership in setting and maintaining quality standards. NADeFA represents the deer farming industry at all levels of government, and works closely with livestock producers and other organizations to promote ethical standards of conduct and husbandry in deer farming and to actively market standards for deer and deer products. NADeFA representatives are also available to media for expert testimony and information about deer farming and animal health issues, such as Chronic Wasting Disease, EHD and other topics.

For more information about NADeFA and membership, call 330.454.3944 or visit