Local Supporting Restaurants
The 10% Campaign

Regional Conference
Friday, February 6, 2015
UNCW Burney Center
8 am - 4 pm


7:50-8:20    BREAKFAST & CHECK-IN


    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

'Local Food Systems: Impact on Communities'

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

Selling to Schools
Heather Barnes, 

Community Gardens in Healthcare Settings
Megg Radar, Alliance Medical Ministry

Ready-To-Sell: Creating Innovative Seafood Products Through Partnerships
Sea Grant/NC Catch

10:45-11:45    WORKSHOP SESSION #2

Enriching Your Soil
Speaker TBA

Protecting Your Natural Resources
Panel of Farmers facilitated by
Eric Soderholm, CFSA

Sell More at Farmers Markets
Mike McCreary, ASAP

Farm to School: Impact on Education
FoodCorps, ASAP, F2S Coalition

Working Together for Local Food
Christy Shi-Day,
Center for Environmental Farming Systems

The Fisherman's Story: Responsible Stewards of the Environment

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

Promoting Your Farmers' Market
Mike McCreary, ASAP

Farm to School: Impact on Education
FoodCorps, 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

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, Scotland County Schools Culinary Program

Food as the Framework for Healthy Communities
Farmer FoodShare, FDE Food Sovereignty, Fork to Fit

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

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