Practicing Local Farmers and Meat Producers Event

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NC Choices$20 per person includes access to entire program, catered lunch and workshop materials. Registration is available online, pay by credit card, by clicking here. Processing fees apply (less than $5).

Payment by check can be made- email casey@ncchoices.com for details. Use subject line “RLC workshop pay by check” NC Cooperative Extension personnel should register by contacting casey@ncchoices.com directly by email.

NC Choices and WNC Agriventures present a one-day workshop for aspiring and practicing local and meat producers.

Join us Wednesday July 23rd at the WNC Regional Livestock Center in Canton, NC for a day of workshops, panel discussions, demonstrations and networking for local and niche meat producers, processors and food-service buyers.

Topics include:

  • Opportunities and Challenges of Local and Niche Meats with NC Choices
  • Beef and Pork Butchery Demonstration- Primal, Subprimal and Retail Cut Identification
  • Regulatory Compliance for Meat Handlers with NCDA&CS Meat and Poultry Inspection Division
  • Marketing: An Overview of Options for Meat Producers
  • Pricing Models from Retail Cuts to Quarters, Halves and Whole Animals
  • Intro to Pasture-based Production Systems for Beef, Pork and Poultry
  • Meat Quality Issues for small Beef and Pork Producers-Genetics, Forages, Feeds and Handling
  • Assessing Risk in Farm and Food Businesses
  • and more!

Wednesday, July 23rd, 10am-5pm

WNC Regional Livestock Center
474 Stock Drive, Cantons, NC 28712
Exit 33, off I-40
For questions please contact casey@ncchoices.com

with support by:

  • Advantage West
  • Center for Environmental Farming Systems
  • Community Foundation of WNC
  • Golden LEAF Foundation
  • Land of Sky Regional Council
  • Southwestern Commission Council of Government
  • USDA Rural Development
  • WNC Communities
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