Meals, Exhibits & Activities

The conference features great opportunities to network and make new friends at our Speed Networking event, expand your business at our Grower Buyer Meet-up, swap seeds at our Seed Exchange, get your autographed copies from published authors at Author Book Signing, convene your group using our free meeting space, and make new professional connections at our 70-table Exhibit Hall.  And, don’t miss the NC and SC Legislative Updates sessions and the CFSA Regional Meetings.

Meals

AMAZING LOCAL, ORGANIC MEALS

If you’ve attended the Conference before, you know that the food is always inventive and wonderfully delicious – that’s the magic that happens when you use only the best, pick-of-the-season, sustainably grown food supplied by local farmers!

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Exhibit Hall

See below for the list of outstanding businesses, organizations, and non-profits who will have a table at the 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Conference.

Interested in exhibiting at the Conference?
Download our SAC 2017 Sponsor-Exhibitor Packet (.pdf) to learn more and to register.
Questions? Email CFSA or call our office at 919-542-2402.

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Seed Exchange

Bring your seeds to swap! Or collect some so that you can start growing and saving your  own. It’s all FREE!

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Speed Networking

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new people at the beginning of the regular conference!  It’s a great way to expand your network and make new friends in the sustainable ag community.  It’s fun and easy – even if you are shy.

Come early for the Local Food Feast and meet some great new folks to sit and eat with!

Reserved Meeting Space & Themed Tables

We want to help you move your work forward, and have plenty of options for onsite meeting space to help meet this objective.  There is a 16 person board room available for reservation in advance, or sign up onsite for open slots.  You can also reserve a themed table at any breakfast, or Friday or Saturday lunch.  Just contact Katie Hume and we’ll have your table marked with a themed balloon (recommended for groups of 5-10).  Need a larger meeting space?  Let us know!

NC & SC Policy Updates

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
7:15–8:15 AM

Join CFSA’s policy team, state food council reps and other special guests to get the latest on farm and ag policy that affects the Carolinas.  Grab your breakfast in the great hall and join us in the Auditorium.

Author Book Signing

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

5-6 PM

Get your books signed by our featured authors!

Regional & Special Networking Meetings

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
5:15 pm –  5:45 pm

A great chance to network with others in your region, announce your upcoming initiatives and programs, and connect with friends, allies and partners!  It’s also your opportunity to let CFSA know what issues matter most to you and how we can meet your needs and support your work.

Continue the conversation after the Regional Meetings at the Meet & Eat Reception!

CFSA Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday, November 5, 2017

at 12:45 PM

The CFSA annual membership meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Sheraton Imperial Hotel (4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703) after the Sustainable Agriculture Conference concludes.

The agenda includes reports on the activities of the association, election of members of the board of directors, and other business of the association.