Early Bird Registration Extended Through August 15th!
Say No To FOMO!
A Message Jason Rowntree Chair, Grassfed Exchange
Are you ready?
The 2017 New York Grassfed Exchange: Regenerate our Future is upon us. Our board has worked endlessly to secure well over $100,000 in cash and food donations; double the support of any conference in our past.
We have top-flight farm tours scheduled, a Thursday program oriented to the nexus of food production, land regeneration and social wellbeing, followed Friday by an amazing series of breakout sessions focusing on the “how to” of grass-fed including beef, dairy, stacked enterprising and much more. Our board didn’t just identify a few people, we are bringing you the best.
Thus far our registrants span 24 states, 3 Canadian Provinces, the UK, New South Wales Australia and New Zealand.
Did I mention the food? Chipped Roast Beef over an open fire by Chef Jeremy Stanton, grass-fed dairy, pastured pork and poultry and fresh local vegetables and fruits will be the cuisine of the day. People. Each year our attendees most enjoy the friendships, networking and did I mention the Herd Scholars? 30 of our nations’ up and coming young folks and military service are being sponsored to participate. There is no doubt this is the conference to attend.
The conference is a time to not only learn, but reconnect with those who share the same passion for grass-fed meats, Mother Earth and our health. For me I most enjoy the interaction with young and the not so young. The aspect of seeing our young people having the opportunity to network with the leaders of our industry is edifying. Importantly, you can do this at the backdrop of the wonderful Desmond Albany Hotel and Conference Center.
FOMO. I have a soon-to-be 16-year-old. FOMO or “fear of missing out” is a common term now in our home lingo. My purpose today is to make certain if you are not registered for the 2017 New York Grassfed Exchange you have severe FOMO. So much that you get on the phone, go to our website www.grassfedexchange.com or send us an email today and get registered. Speaking for our wonderful board of directors and advisors, you will not be disappointed.
Agri Dynamics American Grassfed Association Audubon Barrage of Wye Beef Checkoff Butcher Box Carman Ranch Provisions Cornell Cooperative Ext. of Courtland Co. Dharma Lea Diamond D Angus Dundore & Heister Eat From Farms Epic
Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund Fleishers Craft Butchery Gallagher Grass Farmer Solutions Grass Run Farms GrazeCart Green Cover Seed Greenacres Foundation Hague Angus Ichthys Cattle Enterprises Joyce Foods Kettle & Fire King’s AgriSeeds, Inc. Kinloch Farms Lancaster Ag Products
Maple Hill Creamery MSU Center for Regional Food Systems National Grazing Lands Coalition NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC Old World Productions Pasture Map Pasture One Pennington Seed PGG Seeds & Ioka Marketing Pharo Cattle Company Plastic Innovation/Timeless Fence Polar King International Pro-Cert Organic Systems Quorum Laboratories Shade Haven SLM Partners Stone House Grain Strauss Sustaintable Genetics The Herd Thorvin Thousand Hills Cattle Company USDA of Ag Livestock,Poultry & Grain Market News VG Beef Wallace Farms Weston A. Price White Oak Pastures Winecup Gamble Ranch Wye Angus
Early Bird Registration Extended Through August 15th!
We are pleased to announce additional winners of the 2nd Annual Herd Fellowship scholarship program for young farmers and ranchers to attend the 2017 Grassfed Exchange conference on September 27-29, 2017 in Albany, NY.
In addition to initial support from The Herd and White Oak Pastures, we have received a generous donation from Butcher Box for 2 additional full-ride scholarships with further support from Michigan State University. We are therefore now able to offer 2 new full ride and 5 tuition-only scholarships for the 2017 conference with the full set now illustrated on the map.
Over the life of our conference we have had thousands of people attend with attendees from 6 different countries (90% of which are farmers and ranchers.) If you market to the grazer and/or the grass fed producer, you will want to consider sponsoring this years event.
While attending the Grassfed Exchange this September we encourage you to soak in the rich history of New York state’s capital city. Consider staying a few extra days to experience the unique attractions that Albany New York has to offer.
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