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The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
30th Anniversary Conference

Friday Night Reception & RAFT Picnic

Saving Authentic American Foods –– A Picnic

When: November 2, 2007, 6:30pm
Where: The Inn at Celebrity Dairy
144 Celebrity Dairy Way
Siler City, NC 27344

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) will hold its 30-year Anniversary Conference which will be kicked off with a reception on Friday, November 2nd, 2007 at The Inn at Celebrity Dairy. This year ALBC will also be celebrating Renewing America’s Food Traditions (RAFT) by hosting a “RAFT Picnic” featuring rare breed meat, fruits, and vegetables from ALBC’s Conservation Priority List and the RAFT “Red List.” This will be a rare opportunity to sample endangered foods unique to the North American continent while celebrating ALBC’s 30 years of conservation of livestock and poultry breeds.

Come feast on an aromatic Armenian stew prepared with Tennessee Fainting goat, topped with organic tomatoes and nestled in a bed of Carolina Gold Rice. Sample Buckeye and Java chicken prepared in a lovely cream sauce that compliments their hearty and satisfying flavor. Enjoy warm apple crisp made from Stayman apples topped off with Celebrity Dairy’s own famous goat milk ice-cream—and much, much, more!

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, founded in 1977 and headquartered in Pittsboro, North Carolina, is dedicated to conservation and promotion of endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. ALBC monitors breed populations of eleven traditional agricultural species in the US, identifies endangered breeds, documents breed performance, and promotes their use. The preeminent source for information on genetic conservation of livestock and poultry in the US, ALBC has long recognized that sustainable agriculture is the ideal habitat for many of breeds that are regionally adapted and selected for self-sufficiency.

RAFT is a coalition of seven of the most prominent non-profit food, agriculture, conservation, and educational organizations dedicated to rescuing America’s diverse foods and food traditions. These organizations include: American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University, Chefs Collaborative, Cultural Conservancy, Native Seed/SEARCH, Seed Savers Exchange, and Slow Food USA. The coalition was formalized between January and March of 2004 to support a synergy between these partners and local, tribal, or regional groups of producers in their on-going work of safeguarding and revitalizing authentically American foods.

As with any great feast, space is limited. All tickets are advanced sale. Tickets are $50 each, and can be purchased online through the ALBC conference registration form, or by phone at (919) 542-5704.
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Note: You don't have to attend the conference to attend the picnic. If you register for the full conference package, though, the cost of the picnic is included.

For additional information about the ALBC 30-year Anniversary Conference visit: www.albc-usa.org/conference2007/conf2007.html. Press are requested to register by contacting the ALBC office directly by phone.

For the conference schedule and information on sessions, presenters, and accommodations, view the Conference Brochure (PDF, 1.6M).

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