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NC A&T Small Farms Week 2014    

29th Annual NC A&T Small Farms Week

March 22 - 28 in Greensboro, NC

 The 29th annual observance of Small Farms Week is March 22-28, and features workshops, tours, demonstrations and the announcement of the 2015 Small Farmer of the Year. This year also marks the 125th anniversary of the Second Morrill Act, which created 1890 land-grant institutions such as NC A&T State University, as well as 18 other historically black colleges and universities.

“Planting a Legacy, Growing a Future,” the theme of 2015 Small Farms Week, is emphasized in discussions about generational farming and community engagement in agricultural enterprise, among other activities.

Tours of dynamic small farms and opportunities to question experts from agricultural agencies and organizations are also program highlights of this year’s schedule.

Small Farms Week recognizes the producers of small-scale agriculture in North Carolina who generate $250,000 or less, annually, in gross sales. The celebration begins March 23 with festivities in Yancey County -  home of the 2014 Small Farmer of the Year, Ryan Wiebe of Wiebe Farmin’ – and culminates with Small Farmers’ Appreciation Day, March 25 at A&T.

Register here by March 16. 

       
Farm to Fork picnic    

Save the Date: Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend

June 5-7, 2015 in various locations

CEFS is expanding the Farm to Fork picnic to a whole weekend full of local food events in 2015!

Mark your calendars for June 5 - 7 and plan to attend at least one of the three scheduled events, organized to raise funds for new farmer training programs.

More information coming soon!

 

 

       
Carolina Meat Conference 2015    

Save the Date: 4th Annual NC Choices' Carolina Meat Conference

October 12-13 in Winston-Salem NC

NC Choices is excited to announce the 4th Annual Carolina Meat Conference, October 12-13, 2015 in downtown Winston-Salem.  NC Choices’ Carolina Meat Conference is a nationally-recognized event, specifically focused on bringing together every part of the meat supply chain, from farmers all the way through to the final consumers. The two-day event includes a pre-conference farm tour followed by two days of hands-on workshops, butchery demos, and a cutting edge class line-up combine for unmatched learning and networking opportunities pertaining to success in the specialty meat industry. Over 30 expert instructors will be featured this year on multiple tracks and a fantastic trade show will take place over the entire two days.

KEYNOTE: NC Choices is honored to present the internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, Allan Savory, founder of holistic management and the Savory Institute.   Savory is perhaps best known for his message, “only livestock can save us,” addressing holistic management as a solution to improving pasture land and reversing climate change.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SHARE YOUR TOPICS AND HELP US MAKE THE MEAT CONFERENCE BETTER THAN EVER.  

The 2015 Carolina Meat Conference is currently welcoming proposals for presentations, demonstrations, panel discussions and lectures to be given in Winston Salem, October, 12-13, 2015. Have an idea that you would like to share with us? Submit your proposals here: http://www.carolinameatconference.com/calls-for-proposals

More information at www.carolinameatconference.com
       
       
       
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Seasons of Sustainable Agriculture Workshop Series

Visit the SOSA webpage for details on upcoming workshops!

 

 

 

 

       
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NC Growing Together Events

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10% Campaign Events

Visit the NC 10% Campaign's website for upcoming events!