Join NC Choices at Midway Kitchen for what the New York Times, NPR, and National Farm Credit have recognized as one of the nation’s leading events for women in the meat industry and as one of “the top leadership programs changing rural communities and agriculture for the better."What is Women Working in the Meat Business?
NC Choices’ Women Working in the Meat Business brings together women farmers, processors, and professionals from across the country who raise, butcher, prepare, and/or market pasture raised meat. In a focused, hands-on setting, women convene in North Carolina for over two days of training, from on-farm management to butchery, by the nation’s top professionals. 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.
This year, we’re doubling the size of the conference to better accommodate the growing demand. With training that spans from live animal handling led by NCSU’s Amazing Grazing, to hands-on butchery led by 3rd generation Master Butcher, Kari Underly, to in depth whole animal pricing and business know-how; NC Choices’ Women Working in the Meat Business makes for a not-so-typical “classroom” workshop.
NC Choices, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, promotes sustainable food systems through the advancement of the local, niche and pasture-based meat supply chain in North Carolina. NC Choices provides information, technical assistance, educational programming and networking opportunities for farmers, extension agents, meat processors, buyers, distributors and consumers.
For more information, visit the Carolina Meat Conference's page here