The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) are co-sponsors of a conference for pastured pork producers and professionals with Cooperative Extension and other farm support agencies on Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Guilford Convention Center at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greensboro-East (Lee St. exit 224.off I-40). Although there is no registration fee for conference participants, pre-registration, by Feb. 9, is required.
A pre-conference seminar entitled "Introduction to Outdoor Swine Production" will be from 6 to 8 p.m., on Feb. 11 in the Daniel D. Godfrey Multipurpose Room at Coltrane Hall.
The conference is organized by Dr. Niki Whitley of The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T, and will include presentations by two A&T Extension specialists, Dr. Michelle Eley and Dr. Noah Ranells. Among other researchers and Extension swine specialists who will make presentations at the conference are Dr. John McGlone of Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Science; Dr. David Stender, a swine specialist with Iowa State University Extension; Dr. Eric van Heugten of the Department of Animal Sciences at N.C. State; Silvana Pietrosemoli, a research associate with the CEFS swine unit; and Dr. Jim Green, professor emeritus of crop science at N.C. State.
A&T Cooperative Extension’s 2015 Pastured Pork Conference is made possible with additional funding support from the Southern Region of USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and Carolina Farm Credit.