Cooperative Extension Pre-Conference

For NC Cooperative Extension Agents, Specialists, and Professional within Cooperative Extension

October 5, 2019, 11:30am - 5:00pm


Lunch Provided, Specialized Programming,
PLUS Personal Farm Tours with Keynote, Greg Judy


Piedmont Research Station

NC Choices is holding an exclusive Pre-Conference event for Extension agents, specialists, associates and professionals seeking additional meat-related training in a smaller atmosphere. The training will be held at the Piedmont Research Station and to make it tasty, West Rowan FFA will serve up local burgers and dogs on their cooker on-site for lunch. The Pre-Conference will include educational sessions plus two farm tours with keynote speaker, and Missouri-based grass farmer, author, and consultant, Greg Judy. See below for schedule details and scholarship information.

All Extension agents interested in registering for the Pre and/or full Carolina Meat Conference, plus lodging, free of charge must fill out the Cooperative Extension scholarship form by August 10, 2019. Applications submitted after August 10 will be considered as funds permit. Scholarship priority will be given to those attending BOTH the pre and full conference, though attending both is not required for scholarship support. Please direct questions to Susan Jones at Funds are made possible by the NC Cooperative Extension Animal Agriculture Program Team AND the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program.


Pre-Conference Schedule

Time Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Fire Grilled Burgers and Dogs Provided by West Rowan FFA

12:00- 12:10 PM

Welcome Address

Welcome / Introduction- Lee Menius, NC Choices Program Coordinator & Teresa Herman, Piedmont Research Station Superintendent
12:10 - 1:40 PM

NEW Freezer Beef and Bulk Buying Marketing Tool Coming to NC + Market Channel and Pricing Tool Training

(Matt LeRoux, Agriculture Marketing Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension)
1:40 - 1:55 PM

Load Vans & Transport to Back Creek Farm

1:55 - 3:15 PM

Back Creek Farm Tour with Joe and Robin Hampton

(Leads: Joe and Robin Hampton, Back Creek Farm, Greg Judy, Keynote, Facilitation: Dr. Matt Poore and Johnny Rogers, NCSU Amazing Grazing)
3:15 - 3:40 PM

Load Vans & Transport to Circle D Farm)

(Refreshment and snacks provided)
3:40 - 5:00 PM

Circle D Farm Tour with Eric & Oscho Deal

(Leads: Eric & Oscho Deal, Circle D Farm, Greg Judy, Keynote, Facilitation: Dr. Matt Poore and Johnny Rogers, NCSU Amazing Grazing)
5:00 PM

Load Vans, Return to Piedmont Research Station, Dinner on Own in Charlotte