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5th Annual FEAST DOWN EAST/SENCFS
Regional Conference
Friday, February 6, 2015
UNCW Burney Center
8 am - 4 pm

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

7:50-8:20    BREAKFAST & CHECK-IN

FOOD DRIVE to benefit the Food Bank of CENC - Please bring a non-persishable food item to donate.

8:20-9:15    WELCOMING SESSION

    Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Executive Director and Co-Founder, SENCFS

    Chancellor William A. Sederburg, University of North Carolina Wilmington

    Mayor Bill Saffo, City of Wilmington

    Lewis Dozier,  Dozier Grain & Produce

    Jane Steigerwald, Director, Feast Down East

    Molly Rousey, Director, FDE Processing & Distribution

Opening Keynote Address:
Jennifer MacDougall
            Healthy Active Communities Senior Program Officer                 Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Foundation

"Setting the Table for Health"

9:30-10:30    WORKSHOP SESSION #1

The Business of Farming
Annette Dunlap, NCDA&CS

Extending the Season With Hoop Houses
Sanjun Gu, NCA&T

Accessing NCDA Resources and Markets
Kevin Hardison, NCDA&CS

Farm to School: The Buyer Seller Relationship
Heather Barnes, 
NCDA&CS

Community Gardens in Healthcare Settings
Megg Radar, Alliance Medical Ministry

Ready-To-Sell: Creating Innovative Seafood Products Through Partnerships
Barry Nash, Sea Grant and Gary Bullen, NCSU

10:45-11:45    WORKSHOP SESSION #2

Enriching Your Soil
Noah Ranells, NCA&T

Options in Agriculture:  Sustaining Your Farm Operation
Panel: Stefan Hartmann, Black River Organics; Henry Burkert, Greenlands Farm; Sam Bellamy, Indigo Run Farms                Moderated by Eric Soderholm, CFSA

Sell More at Farmers Markets
Mike McCreary, ASAP

Farm to School: Impact on Education
NC FoodCorps Service Members Amy Ballard, Elin Amundson, Sabina Bastias, Helenka Lepkowski & Katie Malloy; Emily Jackson, ASAP/NC F2S Coalition

Working Together for Local Food
Jared Cates, CFSA

The Fisherman's Story: Responsible Stewards of the Environment
Panel of Fishers Moderated by Scott Baker, UNCW

12:00-1:00    WORKSHOP SESSION #3

Basics of Drip Irrigation
Grace Summers, NCA&T

Solar Energy on the Farm
Chad Ray, Sun-Raised Farms

Increasing Foot Traffic At Your Farmers' Market
Mike McCreary, ASAP

Farm to School: Impact on Education
NC FoodCorps Service Members Amy Ballard, Elin Amundson, Sabina Bastias, Helenka Lepkowski & Katie Malloy; Emily Jackson, ASAP/NC F2S Coalition

Growing a Healthy Economy with Local Food
Becky Bowen and Susan Jakes, NC-CES

    1:00-2:00    Local Farm Food FEAST & Keynote Speaker

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.

Randall (Randy) Gore, USDA State Director, NC Rural Development will share updates and resources for the
"NC StrikeForce Initiative"

2:15-3:45    WORKSHOP SESSION #4

MICRO WORKSHOPS
GAP Certification: Trish Tripp, CFSA
Food Safety Modernization Act Update:  Jared Cates, CFSA
SNAP Access for Farmers' Markets:  Mike McCreary, ASAP
Decoding the Farm Bill: James Robinson, RAFI

Farming for Profit
Tony Kleese, Earthwise Organics

Locally Grown: How We Opened a Restaurant in Our High School Cafeteria
Chef Steven Dibble, Reid Ledbetter & Jada Taylor, Scotland County High School

Food as the Framework for Healthy Communities
Karla Capacetti, Farmer FoodShare; Erin O'Donnell; FDE Food Sovereignty; Morgan Davis, Fork to Fit

Aquaponics for Retail Sales
Dave Silvia, Centripetal Farms; Matt Rogers, UNCW Campus Dining


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