Joal Salatin speaking at CFSA Conference

Joe Kramer ejck at
Fri Oct 6 17:31:50 EDT 2000

For those that may be interested Carolina Farm Stewardship is having it's
15th annual conference. Nov 3rd,4th,and 5th. Wilmington N.C.  I have
included the press release which follows.  Hotel space is booking quickly
$90/night at the Hilton if booked by the 13th of Oct.  This conference has
something for everyone. If you have children there is an excellent
childrens program which is highly recommended.

Joe , Rainbow Organic Farm

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is hosting its 15th
Sustainable Agriculture Conference at the Wilmington Riverside Hilton on
November 3-5, 2000.  This year’s conference will feature Joel Salatin of
Polyface Farm in Swoope, VA, as keynote speaker.  Mr. Salatin is a
nationally known speaker and practitioner of integrated livestock systems
and direct marketing to consumers (featured in the July 2000 issue of The
Smithsonian).  He is famous for raising cows, chickens, hogs, and rabbits
an integrated, pasture-based approach that establishes healthy living
conditions for the animals and matches the carrying capacity of his land.
No animal manure waste is produced using this method and customers drive
from long distances to purchase his superior livestock products.
The conference will also feature 47 workshops with over 75 presenters on a
wide variety of topics from Beginning Organic Farming, to Advanced
Composting, to Sustainable Swine Production and Marketing.  We have also
invited Meg Scott Phipps and Steve Troxler, the 2000 NC Agriculture
Commissioner candidates, to address the conference on Friday November 3rd.
In addition we will offer a fascinating Children’s Program, a riverboat
dinner cruise, farm tours on Sunday afternoon, and local/organic food at
meals.  The conference has something of interest for all ages and skill
levels, from professional grower to backyard gardener.

Contact CFSA:
Catherine Horton, Conference Coordinator
PO Box 448
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Ph: 919 542 2402
Fax: 919 542 7401
Email: SAC

Conference Highlights

State of Sustainable Agriculture in the Carolinas
NC Agriculture Commissioner Candidates
CFSA Regional/Chapter Meetings
River Boat Cruise and Dinner

Saturday Workshops
Beginning Organic Farming
Cover Crops
Organic Soil Management
Organic Certification / Marketing
Home Gardening/ Lifestyle
Seasonal Cooking
Herbs in the Garden
Home Composting Methods
Pasture Based Livestock Production
Alternative Markets for Small Swine Producers
Maintaining Pastures for Livestock Production: Fencing and Forages
Business / Finance
Liability and Labor Issues for Farmers
CSAs:  Community Supported  Agriculture
Recordkeeping for Organic Certification
Composting / Soil Management
Large Scale Organic Production
Advanced Soil Fertility Management
Chickens From Garden to Plate
Preserving and Canning
Vegetable Production
Organic Melon and Sweet Potato Production
Heirloom Pumpkins & Squash: A Shape for Every Season
Specialty Market Gardening
Fruit Production
Brambles:  Blackberries & Raspberries
Advances in Organic Research
New Research in Cover Crops
Soil Biology and Beneficial Organisms
On farm research project  / Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Saturday Night Feature
Circumnavigating the Globe: A Permaculture Fantasy
Sunday Workshops
Small Ruminants
Irrigation Systems for Home Lawn and Gardens
Alternative Energy:  “Battery Powered Homes and Farms”
Interns and Apprentices on the Farm
Crop Scheduling and Budgeting
Advanced Composting
Permaculture Principles for Farm Design
Stress Management: “Making Farms Family Friendly”
Environmentally Sound Turfgrass Management and Landscaping
Designing and Building A Passive Solar Greenhouse
Processing Poultry & Rabbits
Cut Flower Production for the Professional Grower
Genetic Engineering: What is it?  How Does It Affect Us
Irrigation Systems for the Commercial Grower
Tools & Machinery: “Customizing Equipment for the Farm”
Capturing Markets through Season Extension
Financial and Life Planning for Farmers
Biological Controls for Weed and Pest Management
Preserving the Family Farm Through Conservation Easements
Soil Nutrient Balancing: “A Common Sense Approach”
Open-pollinated Livestock

Fascinating Children’s Program
30 Exhibitors
Silent Auction
Organic/Local Meals

Conference Sponsors
Albert’s Organics
American Health and Nutrition
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
Braswell Foods
Clemson University
Deep Roots Market
Earth’s Best/H.J. Heinz
NC A&T Cooperative Extension Program
Lindley Mills
Lowes Foods
Once Again Nut Butter
NC Agricultural Research Service
NC Department of Agriculture
Rainbow Organic Farm
Rural Advancement Foundation International
Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co.
Wellspring Cary
Wellspring Chapel Hill
Wellspring Durham
Wellspring Raleigh
Wellspring Winston-Salem
Weaver Street Market

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