Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Putting Small Acreage to Work Was a Huge Success!

Last Saturday's conference had 108 people pre-registered and attendees were given the option of choosing between 11 diferent topics that include: raising sheep for food & fiber, weed control for small acreage, field grown cut flower production, heirloom vegetable production, selling to restaurants, food preservation, pastured poultry & mobile processing units, rice production in the piedmont, building & managing a grade B goat diary, & marketing grass roots style. A local foods luncheon was provided with food supplied by the following farms: Ashe County Cheese, Barbee Farms, Ladybug Farms & Bakery, Cheval Farmstead Dairy, Clearview Farms, Coldwater Creek Farms, Davis & Son Orchard, Gilcrest Natural Farm, Lewis Farm, Lineberger's Maple Springs Farm, and Yum Yum Farms.

As promised we will be placing many of the presentations/resources from the conference for those that wanted access to them within the next few days.

Resources/presentations from conference:

Marketing Grass Roots Style:http://www.scribd.com/doc/80926994/Marketing-Grass-Roots-Style

Pastured Poultry & Mobile Processing Units:http://www.scribd.com/doc/80926866/Pasture-Poultry-Mobile-Processing-Units

Marketing to Restaurants & Institutions: http://www.scribd.com/doc/80927122/Restaurant-and-Institution-Sales

Raising Sheep for Food & Fiber: http://www.scribd.com/doc/80928716/Sheep-Breeds


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