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Did you miss the Feast Down East 2014 Conference? View the schedule and some of the presentations below.

Workshop Schedule

7:50-8:20    BREAKFAST & CHECK-IN

8:20-9:15    WELCOMING SESSION

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Executive Director and Co-Founder, SENCFS
Chancellor Gary L. Miller
, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Mayor Bill Saffo, City of Wilmington
Jane Steigerwald, Director, Feast Down East
Curtis Cummings,  Cummings Farms
Jennifer MacDougall, Healthy Active Communities Senior Program Officer, BCBS Foundation

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Marcia Campbell, Executive Director
Center for Resilient Cities

"Building a Common Table: The Role for Planning in Resilient Community Food Systems"

9:30-10:45    WORKSHOP SESSION #1

Farmer

Local Food Policy Update
Rochelle Sparko, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

The Business of Farming
Annette Dunlap, NCDA&CS

Chef/Buyer

The Farmer-Chef Relationship
Panel of Farmers, Fishers & Chefs

Foodie/Consumer

Food Labels & Healthy Food Access
Kathyrn Waple, Tidal Creek Coop
Ryanna Battiste, GRUB

Government/Civic

Food Systems & Local, Urban, and Regional Planning
Dr. Marcia Canton Campbell, Center for Resilient Cities


11:00-12:15    WORKSHOP SESSION #2

Farmer

On-Farm Produce Safety
Eduardo Rodriguez, NCSU

Intensive Farming
Tony Kleese, Earth Wise

Chef/Buyer

Seasonal Cooking with Local Chefs
Local Chef Cooking Competition
(Additional cost to attend--limited seating)

Foodie/Consumer


Government/Civic

The Importance of Local Food Policy Councils
Christy Shi-Day, Center for Environmental Farming Systems


12:15-1:30    LOCAL FOOD LUNCH & COOKING DEMO

Enjoy a unique LOCAL FOOD culinary experience.  UNCW Executive Chefs, Ryan Andress and Jon-Michael Rehm, have collaborated with FDE and local farmers to present a variety of tasty seasonal dishes.

1:45-2:45    WORKSHOP SESSION #3

Farmer

Attracting Pollinators
Debbie Roos, Cooperative Extension

Specialty Crops & Crop Planning in Southeastern NC
Al Hight & Mark Blevins, Cooperative Extension

Chef/Buyer

Cape Fear: A Growing Foodie Destination
Panel: Liz Biro, Culinary Adventures
Connie Nelson,
Wilmington Visitor's Bureau
Chrissy Absi Bonney,
Wilmington Wine Shop
Niki Seibert
, Lowcountry Local First
Molly Rousey, Feast Down East

Foodie/Consumer

Supporting Our Limited-Resource Communities
Panel: Gina Bell, Farmer Food Share
Erin O'Donnell,
FDE Food Sovereignty Program
Paige Blair,
Nourish NC

Government/Civic

Local Governments as Agents of Change
John Day, Center for Environmental Farming Systems

3:00-4:00    WORKSHOP SESSION #4

Farmer

Urban/Community Composting
Lynn Bestul, NHC Environmental Management-Recycling

Micro Workshops

Irrigation Innovations: Jock Brandis, Full Belly Project
Drip Irrigation:  Grace Summers, NC A&T
Transitioning Farms:  Noah Ranelle, NC Farm Link
Season Extension:  Stefan Hartmann, Black River Organics

Government/Civic

Local Food Access Simulation
Feast Down East Food Sovereignty Program

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