Pin It!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Growing Your Farm or Food Business: The Power of Branding

Sign up now for Growing Your Farm or Food Business: The Power of Branding at the 3rd Annual Piedmont Grown Conference in Winston-Salem. Good discussions and good food too!

All details & purchase tickets:

 The 3rd Annual Piedmont Grown Conference!
Growing Your Farm or Food Business
The Power of Branding 
February 24, 2014
8:30a -  2:00p
Forsyth County Agriculture Building, Winston-Salem

8:30     Registration & Coffee           
9:00     Welcome
            Jay Pierce, President, Piedmont Grown & Executive Chef, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
9:15     Keynote: What Are You Really Selling?  Finding Your Place in the Market
                     Ellen Polishuk, Potomac Vegetable Farm, Virginia
10:00   Break & Networking
10:15   Breakout Session #1 (choose 1)
A) Increasing Your Sales at Farmers' Markets - Ellen Polishuk (PVF)
B) FSMA Update & GAPs Certification - Roland McReynolds (CFSA)
11:30   Breakout Session #2 : (choose 1)
A) Selling to Retailers & Other Commercial Accounts - Local Retailer and Farmer Panel
B) Tech Tools in Farming & Marketing- using Ag-Squared, COG Pro, Twitter, Facebook, Veggie Compass etc. - Jonathan Baros (NCSU)
12:30   Lunch and networkingLuncheon featuring local and organic products provided by Spring House Restaurant and Chef Tim Grandinetti.  Lunch is included with purchase of conference ticket.
1:15     Closing Session- Wrap Up and Evaluation
*Agenda and speakers subject to change.

Two Optional Field Trips: 2- 3:30 pm.
A. Tour of the Lowes Foods Flagship store in Clemmons-- Kate Allred (store director),  Trisha Walton (Community Table Manager) and Rebecca Dunning (NCSU)
B. Chef and Farmer Summit -- Chris Jeffcoat (Forsyth County Livestock Agent) & Mary Jac Brennan (NCSU)
Membership and Conference Special! 
Renew your annual memberhsip or sign up for a new membership and register for the conference in ONE easy step!  
Check out our website online ( to learn more about the certification process.
** Tickets may also be purchased at the door.**

Box Turtle Bakery * Lucky 32 * Homeland Creamery * Plum Granny Farm 
Counter Culture Coffee
To become an Event Sponsor please email

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for sharing your thoughts...