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Where is the conference held?

All conference activities will be inside the Hilton Omaha located at 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102, phone 402-998-3400, fax 402-998-4242.


How do I get into the conference? What time should I be there?

Registration is required for all conference activities. Your name badge is your pass to the conference. Be sure to wear it to all conference events. There are different badge pick-up times based on your registration:

— If you are registered for the All-Access Pass you are attending two days of Eco-Ag U and the main conference. You will receive your name badge and other conference materials at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29. Class begins at 8:30 a.m. both days.

— If you are registered for the Conference-Plus Pass, you are attending one day of Eco-Ag U (Tuesday or Wednesday) plus the main conference. You will receive your name badge and other conference materials before your class begins, either Tuesday, November 29 at 8 a.m. OR Wednesday, November 30 at 8 a.m. Class begins at 8:30 a.m.

— If you are registered for the Conference, you will receive your name badge and conference materials after 12 noon on Wednesday, November 30. Signage in the hotel will point you toward the registration area.

2016 Acres U.S.A. Conference timeline

What parts of the main conference will I miss if I attend an Eco-Ag U class on Wednesday?

None! The Eco-Ag U classes on Wednesday will conclude at 5 p.m. The first keynote address of the conference is scheduled that evening at 7:30 p.m. Early conference arrivals will get to wander the trade show, but Eco-Ag U attendees can visit the trade show during the next two days of the conference.

I can only attend one day of Eco-Ag U ─ do I have to purchase the Conference-Plus Pass?

Yes. The all-day Eco-Ag U advanced learning courses are only offered as a package with the main conference. We are not able to offer à la carte pricing. These are popular courses with limited class sizes, so they’re only open to conference attendees. From time to time, we may offer similar stand-alone courses or events. Please join our mailing list to be the first to hear about these opportunities.

May I register on-site for Eco-Ag U?

No. Pre-registration is required for all Eco-Ag U advanced learning. Class size is limited. These sessions always sell out.


I have an exhibitor badge, do I need to register for Eco-Ag U?

Yes. Exhibitor badges are valid for the main conference only, but you may upgrade your badge to include an Eco-Ag U advanced learning course. Please contact Kathy Walters at the Acres U.S.A. office, 512-892-4400.

Do I need to register to walk around the trade show? When will it be open?

Yes. A conference name badge is required for entrance to the trade show, which will open to registrants on Wednesday, November 30 at 1 p.m. The trade show will be open Thursday and Friday, December 1-2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no trade show-only badges.

Will there be books for sale at the conference?

Yes. Acres U.S.A. is bringing our eco-farming bookstore with hundreds of titles. We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards.

What food is available?

Two food vendors serving breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be located at the rear of the trade show. They will be serving food during trade show hours, which opens before the first lecture each day. Be sure to come by for breakfast! Food is also available in the host hotel and at many restaurants and cafes within walking distance.

Can I bring my child?

This is a professional seminar with intensive lectures and is not conducive to very young children. Children may disrupt attendees who have traveled far to learn at this event. People do bring children, however, but they must be watched and cared for.

What is the local airport?

The Omaha Airport (airport code OMA; also known as Eppley Airfield) is served by many major airlines, making travel convenient from anywhere in the world. The airport is located just 3.5 miles from the Hilton Omaha. Please see our “Getting to the Hotel” page for detailed travel information.

What if I have to cancel?

Sorry, no refunds.

Eco-Ag U (All-Access and Conference-Plus) cancellations received through Tuesday, November 1, 2016 are entitled to an 80% credit to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books, DVDs, audio CDs or future conference fees.

General Conference cancellations received through Monday, November 21, 2016 are entitled to an 80% credit to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books, DVDs, audio CDs or future conference fees.

Last-minute General Conference cancellations/no-shows can receive a 50% credit if requested by Dec. 31, 2016. Since Eco-Ag U classroom sizes are strictly limited and sessions fill, your cancellation prevents others from attending. Accordingly, no credit is given for late All-Access and Conference-Plus cancellations and no-shows. Your registration can be transferred to someone else’s name if you cannot attend; please contact our office.

Can I transfer my registration if I can't make it?

Yes. If it’s more than a week before the conference, call the Acres U.S.A. office at 1-800-355-5313 or email If it’s within a week of the conference, have that person claim your registration on-site and we'll make a new name badge there.

I have other questions. Who do I ask?

Please call the Acres U.S.A. office at 1-800-355-5313 or email