The Piedmont Grown 2015 Annual Conference is February 23rd -- Reserve your seat today!
This year's topic is Growing Your Farm and Food Business: Increasing Profitability -- something that we all want!
Our keynote speaker is Chris Blanchard of Purple Pitchfork in Decorah, Iowa. Chris is a sought-after farming consultant, author and speaker who offers the practical wisdom of a farmer who has “been there.” As the owner and operator of Rock Spring Farm since 1999, Chris raised twenty acres of vegetables, herbs, and greenhouse crops, marketed through a 200-member year-round CSA, food stores, and farmers markets. He brings a fresh approach to farm and food business management along with down-to-earth information and honesty.
New this year: 9 breakout sessions to choose from! Curbside Consulting available for more in-depth advice and answers! An in-depth farmer-focused session on record-keeping as well as tour of the Lomax Incubator Farm. For more information click here.
There are still sponsorship opportunities available! Click here for more information on becoming a conference sponsor!
Piedmont Grown and YOU!
Become a part of Piedmont Grown and the local farm to fork regional food system by enrolling TODAY and enjoy the benefits of Piedmont Grown all year!
Our easy to spot logo assures consumers that the food they buy or eat came from a local farm in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. Buying farm fresh foods gets you great tasting, healthy, and nutritious foods. Your purchase of Piedmont Grown Certified products keeps money circulating in our region and helps to revitalize Piedmont farms and rural communities.
Farmers and Supporting Individuals $25
Restaurants, Distributors, Food Artisans, Grocers, Caterers,Supporting Business, Supporting Organization, Educational Institutions, Health Facilities $50
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