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The Carolina Meat Conference

Monday, September 25, 2017, 8:00 AM * 8:00 am - Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:00 PM * 5:00 pm

Join us for the 5th NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference – the largest gathering of pastured meat-makers in the country! Farmers, chefs, butchers, and industry leaders convene for two-days of unparalleled networking, hands-on training, and technical and business assistance. This conference supports a growing community committed to advancing market opportunities and increasing customer access to pasture-based meats. Attendees can expect more than twenty innovative class sessions on diverse topics, butchery demos, special technical tracks for professionals, and many opportunities for social networking.  Plus, NC Choices welcomes keynote speaker, Dr. Loren Cordain, Ph.D, Founder of the Paleo Diet Movement and Author of the NY Times Bestseller, “The Paleo Diet.”

New this year, NC Choices is holding a Pre-Conference event for Extension agents, specialists, and associates seeking additional meat-related training in a smaller atmosphere.  The training will be held at the Forsyth County Center and will include educational sessions plus a tour of a brand new meat processing facility not yet open to the public!  CLICK HERE for details and scholarship information.

NC Choices, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, promotes sustainable food systems through the advancement of the local, niche and pasture-based meat supply chain in North Carolina. NC Choices provides information, technical assistance, educational programming and networking opportunities for farmers, extension agents, meat processors, buyers, distributors and consumers.

The NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference is hosted by and fundraising activities operated under the auspices of The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit, tax id 56-6049304.


Monday, September 25, 2017, 8:00 AM @ 8:00 am
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:00 PM @ 5:00 pm