SAVE THE DATE! Women Working in the Meat Business Conference
October 2 – October 4, 2016 in Chapel Hill, NC
Women Working in the Meat Business is an intensive, two and a half day workshop specifically focused on bringing together women who raise, sell, butcher, and or prepare pasture-raised meat. In a focused, hands-on setting, courses are designed to help women tackle real and perceived barriers in their career by offering educational, technical, and business planning assistance while also providing opportunities to build and expand professional networks.
Sarah Blacklin, NC Choices’ Program Director states, “With training that spans from live animal handling for female producers led by NCSU’s April Schaeffer of Amazing Grazing, to hands-on butchery and meat marketing and development led by 3rd generation Master Butcher, Kari Underly, to in-depth cost analysis to assess profitability per animal; NC Choices’ Women Working in the Meat Business makes for a not-so-typical “classroom” workshop.”
More details about this event will be available soon on our website,www.ncchoices.com
SESSION 3 October 7-8: Shiprock: Financial Planning and Grass-fed/Local Marketing Options. Learn Holistic Financial Planning Principles and advanced grass-fed/local product marketing options and strategies. Join the Department of Natural Resources in Shiprock for onsite exercises and a tour of one of their land management units.
This is no ordinary conference! HMI invites you to beautiful Paicines Ranch in Paicines, California for our 2016 Gathering. Let’s grow together through a field day at the innovative ranch, fine dining, farm-fresh local foods and sessions on numerous sustainable topics that matter to you, making this an event you won’t forget.
What does it take to develop a successful livestock enterprise, manage grazing lands, stay financially sound, and keep the family involved and working toward a common goal?
GRASS-GRAZERS-FAMILY: FINDING COMMON GROUND is designed to bring some of Colorado’s very best livestock enterprise entrepreneurs, animal behavior/health specialists, forage management experts, ecologists, economists, sociologists, and philosophers together for two days of top-of-the-line education and information. Listen and learn from years of experience and study! In addition to all of the informative talks, this event will feature demonstrations from installation of electric fence to use of drones on the ranch and how to pack mules for access into remote locations.
The Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management and Colorado State University Extension are pleased to provide this exciting educational and training opportunity to the public! Special thanks to the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) for their support!
Colorado State Fairgrounds-Pueblo Colorado-Creative Arts Building
Agenda at a glance. See program flyer for more detail.
Tuesday November 1
9:00-11:00 Colorado Section SRM Board of Directors Meeting
12:45-4:50 Welcome-Featured Speakers
Wednesday November 2
8:00-3:00 Featured Speakers and Lunch
6:00-8:00 Dinner/Annual Business Meeting/Awards
Thursday November 3
8:00-12:15 Featured Speakers-Close out
Pre-registration DEADLINE: October 28, 2016
Late registrations accepted all days of workshop. Lunch and dinner on November 2nd CANNOT be guaranteed for late registration.
3 day package (November 1-3) $45.00 (includes lunch and dinner-Nov 2nd)
Whole day (November 2) $25.00 (includes lunch)
Half day (November 1 or 3) $10.00 per day (no lunch or dinner)
Dinner (Wednesday Evening only-November 2) $15.00
3 day package (November 1-3) $50.00
Whole day (November 2) $30.00
Half day (November 1 or 3) $15.00
Visit www.cssrm.org for additional infomation about the GRASS-GRAZERS-FAMILY program under NEWSLETTERS and INFO.
A one week investment that will change your business & change your life.
The Ranching For Profit School is the business school of the livestock industry. Expert instructors will help you find the breakthroughs you’ve been looking for to increase profit, improve the health of the land, improve the relationships in your business and increase your satisfaction with your ranch.