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Register TODAY for
the 2015 Carolina Meat Conference!

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.

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Register TODAY for
the 2015 Carolina Meat Conference!

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.

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Scholarships
Available for the 2015 Carolina Meat Conference

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.

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NEW 6 Part Video
Series On Processing in NC

This video series will provide a snapshot of some of the processing capacities at NCDA and USDA slaughter plants who process for farmers and help you better explore what products and services they can provide to help market your products. Your facility may be able to do more for you than you know, without a lot of added

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NEW Extension
Publication: Special Claims and the Approval Process for Niche Meats

With increasing demand for product transparency, a growing number of producers, processing plant operators, and packinghouse operators are interested in adding claims to the labels of their meat and poultry products to further characterize or add value to those products. Label claims become increasingly important for producers and plant operators selling to secondary markets, such as retail grocers, rather than direct to consumer. This guide provides information to producers about special claims and the requirements and documentation needed to support those claims.

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Stay connected to the most current events and updates taking place at NC Choices and in the local and niche meat industry in North Carolina. 

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