The popular NC Choices’ Women Working in the Meat Business conference is back for 2016, with organizers doubling the conference size and offering new programming and hands-on activities.
The conference takes place Oct. 2-4 in Orange County, N.C. Registration is open, and space is limited. For information, see carolinameatconference.com/women
Launched in 2013, the conference has proven to be a leading networking and educational opportunity for U.S. women farmers, processors and professionals raising, butchering, preparing and marketing pasture-raised meat.
Courses are designed to offer educational, technical and business planning assistance. Training ranges from live animal handling led by NC State University’s Amazing Grazing program to hands-on butchery led by third-generation master butcher Kari Underly.
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. The center is a partnership of NC State University, North Carolina A&T State University and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
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