Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Online registration for the 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference is now open

Online registration for the 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference is now open at
with a special Monday night social,
dinner with the Blind Pig Supper Club,
welcome and comments with
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and
keynote address with Dr. Temple Grandin
and featuring some of NC's best farmers, meat processors,
educators and food professionals including
Acre Station Meat Farm
Chop Shop Butchery
Foothills Pilot Plant
Mays Meats
Proffitt Family Farm
Rogers Cattle Company
Rose's Meats and Sweets
San Giusseppe Salami Company
Weeping Radish Brewery and Butchery
and many more...
as well as
Animal Welfare Approved
Kari Underly, Range, Inc, Chicago, IL
Adam Tiberio, Tiberio Custom Meats, Brooklyn, NY
Craig Deihl, Cypress, Charleston, SC
Tanya Cauthen, Belmont Butchery, Richmond, VA
T&E Meats, Harrisonburg, VA
Arion Thiboumery, NMPAN and Lorentz Meats

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December 3rd & 4th 2012
with a very special keynote address by
Dr. Temple Grandin
and dinner with the Blind Pig of Asheville
WinMock Barn and Event Center, Bermuda Run, NC

Join a diverse group of professionals within the local and niche meat industry for two days of panel discussions, workshops, networking and demonstrations! Topics include cured meats in retail and foodservice, efficiency in small plants, regulatory issues, controlling input costs in pastured meat production, challenges of value-added processing, innovative marketing, and more! Back by popular demand- intensive hands-on workshops for consumers, farmers and chefs.

How Much Does It Cost?
2 day General Registration $145
includes 2 light breakfasts, 2 lunches and breaks
Monday Night Social, Dinner with The Blind Pig
and Keynote with Dr. Temple Grandin
$29 with General Registration
$60 for those not attending the conference

For more information about sponsorship, trade show opportunities, or other details, contact Meredith McKissick 828.582.5039 or
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What is the Carolina Meat Institute?
NC Choices has designed a suite of educational
programs to serve the local and
niche meat supply chain.

1)    Butcher Apprentice Network -Curriculum and apprentice placement program integrating farm, slaughterhouse, retail and kitchen experiences to prepare potential employees and stimulate entrepreneurship in the local meat industry. Pilot for 2012.
2)    Annual Carolina Meat Conference- Statewide annual conference bringing together all the players in the local and niche meat supply chain, including farmers, processors, buyers, regulatory and marketing agencies, and Extension personnel.
3)    Regional Workshops- Workshop series held 3-4 times a year in different regions of NC, focusing on specific marketing and processing issues for farmers, processors and food professionals.
4)    In-House Business Development for commercial meat processors.

Carolina Meat Institute Partners

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