The 4th Carolina Meat Conference took place October 12-13, 2015.
(Information about the 5th Carolina Meat Conference *coming soon* to the NC Choices website.)
Farmers, chefs, and industry leaders convene on Oct. 12-13, 2015 in Winston-Salem, NC at the 4th Carolina Meat Conference to celebrate, network, and advance the niche meat resurgence. The Carolina Meat Conference, hosted by NC Choices, is a nationally-recognized event focused on bringing together independent meat producers, processors, James Beard award-winning chefs, scientists and field experts, industry buyers, and allied professionals for cutting edge exchange to promote success in niche meat markets. Hands-on workshops, whole animal butchery demos, and expert sessions combine for unmatched learning and networking opportunities.
The 4th Carolina Meat Conference will take place at the historic Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Conference attendees can expect more than twenty innovative class sessions on diverse topics, pop-up butchery demos, special technical tracks for professionals, cutting-edge culinary and regulatory education, and many opportunities for social networking. Meals at the event will feature North Carolina, pasture-raised meats and other local products highlighting thoughtful, sustainable approaches to cuisine.
Conference registration also includes attendance at the keynote Beast Feast dinner and thought-provoking lecture, as NC Choices welcomes Allan Savory, internationally-acclaimed founder of holistic management, and the Savory Institute. Savory is perhaps best known for his message, “only livestock can save us,” addressing holistic management of sheep, cattle, and other animals as a method of improving pasture land and reversing climate change. Savory has been awarded the Banksia International Award highlighting environmental excellence and the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award, proposing solutions to complex global problems. Savory was featured on TED’s “Ideas Worth Spreading” in 2010, and addressed the United Nations Framework on Climate Change in Germany 2011.
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.
For more information please visit www.ncchoices.com.
CEFS is a partnership of NC State University, NC A&T State University and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.