Organic Commodities & Livestock Conference
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Tuesday, March 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Mount Olive, NC
Ready to earn more per acre, reduce your input costs, and tap into emerging markets in sustainable commodity farming?
Join the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association at the 8th Annual Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference
Start mapping which workshops you’ll attend with these new additions!
We’re continuing to add new workshops. The newest additions to join the OCLC line-up are:
- Discuss organic controls for advancing the health of ruminant farm animals in pasture systems.
- Explore the future demand and pricing for organics, focusing on grain markets (corn, wheat, and soybeans) and other commodities.
- Struggling with sweet potatoes? Learn about IPM strategies that help with common pest issues.
We’re also offering the following workshops to improve profitability and productivity on your commercial-scale farm:
- Thinking about constructing a high tunnel? Get tips on how to plan for success.
- Find out how to select and manage cover crops to maximize benefits for your cash crops.
- Develop strategies to increase and maintain productive and resilient pasture-based grazing operations.
- Learn the ins and outs of organic certification for crops and livestock.
- Get the latest news and updates on corn, wheat, soybeans, and canola.
- Find out about organic policy issues and how they affect the integrity of the organic label.
- Learn more about the workshops
Keynotes by local growers
We are pleased to have two North Carolina growers sharing their stories. Billy Carter and Peyton McDaniel both hail from multi-generational farm families and have successfully adapted their crops and practices over the years. Learn about these innovations, as well as the challenges and opportunities they’ve faced along the way.
Billy Carter, Carter Farms
Peyton McDaniel, Hickory Meadows Organics
- NCDA Agronomic Services Division
- NCDA Division of Soil and Water Conservation [Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)]
- Organic Valley
- Perdue Farms
- SQM North America
One of the highlights of the OCLC is the chance to network with top businesses serving commercial-scale sustainable growers. The conference schedule includes two half-hour periods specifically set aside for vendor networking.
Conference location and accommodations
The University of Mount Olive, Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center
652 R.B. Butler Drive
Mount Olive, NC 28365
Arriving early? We have rooms at the Sleep Inn & Suites reserved at a group rate ($83.96) for Monday, March 5. Ask for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association room block.
Registration includes breakfast, your choice of workshops, keynote sessions, access to the exhibit hall, and a Pig Pickin’ lunch from Bum’s Restaurant and Catering.
JOIN CFSA TODAY AND RECEIVE THE MEMBER PRICE!
Pre-register online until Friday, March 2
- $50 members
- $60 non-members
- $60 members
- $70 non-members
Thank you to our early conference sponsors!
The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is on a mission to bring local, organic food to your table from a farmer who shares your values – and we can’t do it without you. Together we are building a regional food system that is good for consumers, good for growers, and good for the land.