The 2016 Healthy Farms Conference is scheduled Jan. 29 and 30 in Nebraska City. The Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society has organized the event, which focuses on local food, for more than 40 years.

This year’s conference will be at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center. Among the year’s topics: cover crops, state agriculture policy, sustainable farming, plant breeding and seeds, food hubs and climate change.

Keynote speakers include Molly Haviland, who is a certified soil life consultant and is an affiliate professor at the Maharishi University of Management. Speaker Beth Robertson-Martin leads the organic and non-GMO sourcing group at General Mills. She focuses on developing industry relationships with suppliers, manufacturers and farmers to create a more sustainable food system.

Locally sourced food will be served at the conference, and the event will also feature a live auction and fundraiser to benefit the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society.

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