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, two hours from Asheville.
Two-day General Registration is $145. The Monday Night Social with a Blind Pig dinner 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!www.carolinameatconference.com
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:
Join a diverse group of professionals within the local and niche meat industry for two days of panel discussions, workshops, networking and demonstrations! Topics include cured meats in retail and foodservice, efficiency in small plants, regulatory issues, controlling input costs in pastured meat production, challenges of value-added processing, innovative marketing, and more! Back by popular demand- intensive hands-on workshops for consumers, farmers and chefs.
For more information about sponsorship, trade show opportunities, or other details, contact Meredith McKissick 828.582.5039 or Meredith@ncchoices.com.
Carolina Meat Institute Partners
“I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” Leonardo Da Vinci“
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.” Leo Tolstoy
“Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to humankind.” Albert Schweitzer
“As long as humanity continues to be the ruthless destroyer of other beings, we will never know health or peace. For as long as people massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”
“As long as human beings go on shedding the blood of animals, there will never be any peace. There is only one little step from killing animals to creating gas chambers a la Hitler and concentration camps a la Stalin. There will be no justice as long as a man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.”
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor
“As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields.” Leo Tolstoy