Specialty Pork Forum

Specialty Pork: Growing Flavor, Growing Markets Forum

August 21, 2012, Viroqua, WI


Forum Description

A lot is happening in Wisconsin and around the Driftless Region with specialty finished, heritage pork. Heirloom breeds unique finishes, and artisanal processing are coming together in all sorts of ways to give consumers a taste of regional flavor.

The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) is hosting a one-day forum for farmers, processors, restaurants, and vendors to come together and discuss the state of pork in our region. We will hear from panelists who will share their expertise and experiences, and we will leave plenty of time to discuss what we need from each other and from consumers to establish a regional identity and grow demand for local pork.

Lunch, coffee, and snacks will be provided at this event.


Register online through August 14.

Registration is $30 ($45 for a pair registering together), payable a check made out to the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems. Please submit payment as soon as possible after registration. Also include your name(s) on the memo line of the check or in an enclosed note. Mail payment to:

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Attn: Specialty Pork Forum
1535 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

In lieu of a check, payment may be made in person on the day of the event with cash.

Event Details

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table
219 S. Main Street
Viroqua, WI 54665
9:30am-5pm (tentative)

Contact Caitlin Henning (cahenning@wisc.edu) with any questions.