Thursday, March 26, 2015
Get Moo-ving -- White Oak Pastures and Whole Foods Market Sponsor Southeastern Sustainable Livestock Conference
Where do like-minded livestock farmers gather to network and graze on seminars fielding best practices in pasture raising, humane livestock handling and processing, business and marketing, and educating consumers about the benefits of their products, all capped by a keynote from Dr. Temple Grandin? The Southeastern Sustainable Livestock Conferencedraws them to The Gwinnett Center like cattle to lush grass on Saturday, March 28. White Oak Pastures and Whole Foods Market are key sponsors in making this second-annual conference happen. A Harris family farm for five generations, White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia follows ecologically sustainable land stewardship and raises all of its animals following humane practices. White Oak Pastures sells its artisan products, grass-fed meats and pasture-raised poultry through its online store and at retailers including Whole Foods Market. As the world’s leading natural and organic grocer, Whole Foods Market is committed to supporting organic farmers, growers and the environment through sustainable agriculture and by expanding the market for organic goods and meat from humanely raised livestock. Friday’s White Oak Pastures farm tour is sold out; however, livestock lovers can buy tickets for the Saturday conference at the door from 7-8:30 a.m., $85 each.