The forum, part of the statewide Agriculture Commissioner’s Speakers Series, will focus on sustainable agricultural practices and the local food economy. Featured speakers will be:
* Charles “Chase” Hubbard, farm manager, Warren Wilson College
* Laurey Masterton, proprietor of Laurey’s Restaurant and Catering
* William “Billy” Johnston, dairy farmer and member, North Carolina Board of Agriculture
* William Shelton, farmer
* L.T. Ward, vice president, WNC Communities
This event is hosted by WNC Communities, the Buncombe County Farm Bureau, the NC Friends of Agriculture Foundation and UNC Asheville’s N.C. Center for Health & Wellness. A light reception will follow at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kristen Baughman at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at 919/707-3011.
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