Reposted from Ashevegas writer: Jennifer Saylor | October 10, 2012
The two-day December event includes a keynote address from author, speaker and livestock consultant Dr. Temple Grandin, who is known not only for her contributions to animal science, but for being one of America’s great autism advocates (she is herself autistic).
A Blind Pig dinner is also part of the event in Bermuda Run, NC just two hours East from Asheville.
Two-day General Registration is $145. The Monday Night Social with a Blind Pig dinner featuring a collaborative ‘snout to tail’ menu from Asheville Chefs Elliot Moss of The Admiral and Chef Matt Dawes (formerly) of Table and keynote with Grandin is $29 with General Registration; $60 for those not attending the conference.
A special announcement from NC Choices, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems initiative that promotes sustainable food systems:
NC Choices is pleased to announce a very special guest for the 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference.
Dr. Temple Grandin will deliver a keynote address on Monday night and present a technical lecture on low stress animal handling on Tuesday morning. Conference registration opens in early October!Dr. Grandin’s insights into animal behavior and her innovations in livestock handling have revolutionized food-animal welfare around the world.Her accomplishments as a speaker, author and advocate earned her a place among TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2010, and her life story was the subject of the acclaimed 2010 HBO biopic, “Temple Grandin,” winner of seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.Temple Grandin is world-famous for overcoming her personal struggles with autism to lead dramatic improvements in the livestock industry. A professor at Colorado State for more than 20 years, Grandin is a celebrated speaker who lectures internationally on autism and livestock handling.
From a press release:
Online registration for the 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference is now open at: www.carolinameatconference.com with a special Monday night social, dinner with the Blind Pig Supper Club, welcome and comments with Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and keynote address with Dr. Temple Grandin and featuring some of NC’s best farmers, meat processors, educators and food professionals including
Acre Station Meat Farm
Chop Shop Butchery
Foothills Pilot Plant
Proffitt Family Farm
Rogers Cattle Company
Rose’s Meats and Sweets
San Giusseppe Salami Company
Weeping Radish Brewery and Butchery
and many more…
as well as
Animal Welfare Approved
Kari Underly, Range, Inc, Chicago, IL
Adam Tiberio, Tiberio Custom Meats, Brooklyn, NY
Craig Deihl, Cypress, Charleston, SC
Tanya Cauthen, Belmont Butchery, Richmond, VA
T&E Meats, Harrisonburg, VA
Arion Thiboumery, NMPAN and Lorentz Meats