• By Mary Jac Brennan
  • Posted Monday, January 5, 2015

Pasture Pork Conference

The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will be hosting a pasture pork conference in Greensboro, NC. There will be sessions for beginner and advanced participants to choose from. There will be a great line-up of speakers from NC State, NC A&T, and out-of-state universities. Topics include: breeds, feeding, housing, economics, marketing, environmental considerations, pastures, forages, fencing, feral swine program update, and MORE! If you have an interest in raising swine outdoors, you will not want to miss this event!! Check out the agenda through the registration link below.

Registration is open for the Feb 12, 2015 Pasture Pork Conference and Feb 11th pre-conference events at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/gL4N1gNWSG

The Pasture Pork conference begins with a pre-conference farm tour from 1-4pm in Alamance County and an evening presentation at NC A&T State University. The one day conference will be held at the Guilford Convention Center, 3114 Cedar Park Rd. in Greensboro from 8 am until 6 pm on Thursday February 12, 2015. There will be sessions for beginning and advanced livestock farmers. The conference is free to attend but registration is required. Pre-conference travel is on your own.

FEBRUARY 11, 2015:

  • Pre-conference farm tour from 1-4 pm (meet at 7009 Bass Mountain Road, Snow Camp, NC)

Evening presentation “Introduction to Outdoor Swine Production” from 6-8 pm in Coltrane Hall’s Godfrey Room, A&T Campus (corner of Market and Dudley Streets, beside the YMCA), Greensboro, NC.

FEBRUARY 12, 2015:

  • 8 am-6 pm,
  • Guilford Convention Center, 3114 Cedar Park Rd, Greensboro

Presenters include (among others):

  • Dr. John McGlone, Texas Tech University
  • Dr. David Stender, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Eric van Heugten, Silvana Pietrosemoli, Dr. Jim Green (NRCS) - North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Noah Ranells, Dr. Michelle Eley - North Carolina A&T State University
  • Tim Holmes/Emily Lancaster, Animal Welfare Approved
  • James Hill, Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program NCDAC&S representative – Feral Swine Program

For more information, please contact Tiffany Slade, 336-285-4653, sladet@ncat.edu or Dr. Niki Whitley at ncwhitle@ncat.edu.

To see the agenda/register online go to: http://goo.gl/forms/gL4N1gNWSG. You can also register by returning this form to Tiffany Slade, NCA&TSU Cooperative Extension Program, PO Box 21928, Greensboro, NC, 27420 or by emailing or calling the information in to Tiffany Slade at sladet@ncat.eduor 336-285-4653. Please contact us if you have special needs. Sponsored in part by SARE and Farm Credit.

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