NC Choices 2017-06-13T14:53:58+00:00

NC Choices

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.

NC Choices News

  • CMC 2017

2017 Carolina Meat Conference | September 25 & 26, 2017 | Winston-Salem, NC

June 13th, 2017|Comments Off on 2017 Carolina Meat Conference | September 25 & 26, 2017 | Winston-Salem, NC

Join us for the 5th Carolina Meat Conference – the largest gathering of pastured meat-makers in the country!

Resources

NC Choices offers a large collection of resource documents and multimedia to support the farmers, extension agents, meat processors, buyers, distributors and consumers of North Carolina. See our full library of NC Choices resources here.

Listservs

NC Choices has two moderated listservs. Both listservs are pertinent to commercial producers/farmers, meat processors, food-service professionals, distributors, and buyers directly involved in the local, pastured meat supply chain in and around North Carolina.

NC Choices News listserv serves as a forum for educational and marketing opportunities as they pertain to local and niche meats. Use this list to share:

  • Events, scholarly and news articles, educational opportunities, and ideas
  • Technical Questions
  • Seeking specific consulting services
  • Job postings and employment opportunities of NATIONAL interest
  • Advertise processing services

To Sign Up for NC Choices’ News: email sheila@ncchoices.com and put “Sign Up for News” in the subject line.

NC Choices Classifieds listserv serves as a forum for meat and livestock commerce for both individuals and commercial interests. It is an “industry only” list and is not intended for use by consumers looking to purchase finished, consumable meat products. Use this list to:

  • Buy, sell, trade, lease equipment, and livestock
  • Share other commerce and business exchange as it pertains to the niche meat sector
  • Announce job postings and employment opportunities of LOCAL interest
  • Advertise processing services

To Sign Up for NC Choices Classifieds: email sheila@ncchoices.com and put “Sign Up for Classifieds” in the subject line.

Partners

 NC Choices Advisory Committee:
  • Alan Wade, State Director, NCDA & CS, Meat and Poultry Inspection Division
  • Amanda Carter, Operational Manager at Foothills Pilot Plant
  • Beth Yongue, Assistant State Director, NCDA & CS Meat and Poultry Inspection Division
  • Casey McKissick, Foothills Farm and Butchery and consultant
  • Chad Ray, Ray Family Farms
  • Debbie Hamrick, Director of Specialty Crops, Farm Bureau
  • Emily Lancaster Moose, Director of Communications and Outreach, Animal Welfare Approved
  • Jennifer Curtis, Firsthand Foods
  • Joanna Lelekas, Program Manager, Extension Local Foods Flagship Program
  • Johnny Rogers, Amazing Grazing Program Coordinator, Rogers Cattle Company LLC.
  • Lee Menius, Wild Turkey Farms
  • Matt Poore, Extension Livestock Commodity Coordinator, Professor & Extension Ruminant Nutrition Specialist, Animal Science NCSU
  • Nancy Creamer, Director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems
  • Noah Ranells, Marketing Extension Specialist at NC A&T University
  • Rebecca Dunning, Research Assistant Professor, CEFS, NCSU
  • Sam Suchoff, The Pig
  • Ex-officio, Lauren Gwin, Assistant Professor, Extension Associate Director, Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems, Co-coordinator, Niche Meat Processing Assistance Network