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Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Office, Winston-Salem, NC 6 months ago
Description: ***Morning Session Open to Extension Agents and their Guests***
***Afternoon Session Open to Public***

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Morning Session: 8:30 – Noon “Sourcing and Scripting Grants: Finding and Getting the Money
for Local Food Projects” Extension Agents have indicated an interest in learning not only what grant resources may be available to fund local food and community development projects but also what it takes to write a great grant application. This session will cover both with interactive learning activities facilitated by Becky Bowen, Program Manager for NC State Extension’s CultivateNC program, a Community and Rural Development initiative, and Rebecca Dunning, Project Manager for the NC Growing Together initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. The morning session is sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Local Food Program Team.

***The morning session is limited to Extension agents. However, we encourage agents to bring
one community partner to the session to learn together***

Local Foods Lunch: Noon
***Everyone is invited to enjoy a delicious locally catered lunch***

Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 4:30 pm “Collaborative Farming in NC: When It Make Sense to
Partner with Others” Extension Agents, their guests, and the public are invited to attend the afternoon session of this workshop, which is sponsored by the NC Growing Together Project through a grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Joining Becky Bowen and Rebecca Dunning for the facilitation of this session will be Thomas Beckett and Teia Evans, of Carolina Common Enterprise, a cooperative development center for the Carolinas. The session will examine the findings of a recent study of collaborative farming in North Carolina by Bowen and Dunning, summarize the various legal structures available for collaborative farming operations, and make specific recommendations on steps to follow when considering a collaborative farming structure.

***The afternoon session is open to Extension agents, their guests, and the public***
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Marketing Local Meat: a hands-on intensive for meat producers

This full-day marketing workshop for local meat producers focuses on how to achieve profitable outcomes through targeted marketing strategies. This intensive will include tastings, recipe fundamentals, strategies to close a sale, and ways to target your ideal buyers so that you can sell more meat. Plus:
• Gain knowledge to determine market channels that meet your price point using a newly revised calculator tool developed by our partners at Cornell Cooperative Extension.
• Learn three easy ways to sell any cut on the animal by knowing where cuts are located and their corresponding cooking techniques for beef, pork, and lamb.
• Engage and respond to customer requests for cooking tips and help move those hard-to-sell cuts.
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Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Time: 8am-5pm

Location: Forsyth County Agricultural Building, 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 Winston-Salem, NC

Cost: $35 general public| NC Cooperative Extension Employees FREE | Light breakfast + Lunch included

Register: | Register by August 16, 2018!

Get Social: #pastureraised #localmeat #meatmarketing  

Credit Cards: CEFS can now accept credit cards for your registration fees. Instructions for paying with credit cards are found at the end of the registration form.

Checks: Please make checks payable to "NC State University" and leave memo line blank. Mail check and copy of registration form to: Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Attn. Mia Murphy, Box 7609-NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695
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Register online or contact our office at 828-236-1282.
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