National Conference

2014 National Conference

Come join us in beautiful Austin, TX November 14 -15, 2014.

The National Conference of The Livestock Conservancy will be held in Austin, Texas at the Austin Marriott South. Come join America's leading organization working to protect nearly 200 livestock and poultry breeds from extinction and enjoy programs on conservation, animal husbandry, food, marketing, and more. Enjoy heritage breed meals as you network with other attendees and talk one-on-one with experts in livestock and sustainable agriculture. For more information, click here, email, or call (919) 542-5704.

Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise at next year's conference. Follow the "Call for Presentations" link to submit a proposal.

Contact us if you're interested in having your meat, eggs, or dairy products featured at our banquet.


"The Livestock Conservancy national conference isn't just about learning from fabulous workshops given by experts, it's about meeting like-minded people and forever friendships. It's about individual heroes taking action before it's too late—and saving endangered breeds from extinction. It's about preserving the genetics of true nutrition and satisfying taste of heritage breeds. It's about honoring, preserving and protecting the future for our entire planet." -- Patricia Foreman


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2013 National Conference

Come learn about heritage breeds and heirloom seeds at The Livestock Conservancy 2013 National Conference.  The conference returns to beautiful North Carolina this year, just down the road from The Livestock Conservancy's national headquarters. Join us as we partner with Seed Savers Exchange and other farmers, stewards, historians, agriculturalists, foodies, environmentalists, and conservationists, as we convene in Cary, North Carolina, November 8-9, 2013.

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Thank you!  2013 Conference heritage breed meat Donors!


Note: All Clincs and Workshops will be held at the host hotel except for the "Low Input Limbo..." clinic - go directly to Braeburn Farm

Embassy Suites Raleigh/Durham Research Triangle
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, North Carolina, 27513, 1-919-677-1840


Low Input Limbo - How Low Can You Go? (Pasture and Forages) Clinic
Braeburn Farm, Snow Camp, NC
1203 Longest Acre Rd., Snow Camp, NC 27349
Park at the Farm Store - It will be open for business!


Check-in Locations and Times

 Friday November 8
Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

 7:30am – 8:00am
12:30pm – 1:00pm
5:30pm – 6pm

Low Input Limbo – How Low Can You Go? (8:00AM – 11:30AM)
Braeburn Farm
1203 Longest Acres Rd
Snow Camp, NC 27349


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7:30am – 8:00am

***Includes lunch!!**

 Saturday, November 9                                   
Embassy Suites Raleigh/Durham Research Triangle:

7:30am – 8:00am

Silent Auction Items
We will accept donations for the Silent Auction on Friday and Saturday. For Silent Auction items, please attach your name, the value of the item, and the starting bid for each item (click for form). The Silent Auction will be held on Saturday evening.

You may set up posters Saturday morning. Our poster networking sessions will be held during Saturday’s lunch and dinner. We will have tables along the walls for poster display. Please make sure that your poster displays can stand alone as there will be no way to affix them to the wall.


  • All clinics are at the Embassy Suites except for the "Low Input Limbo..." clinic.
  • Coffee and snacks are available at the Embassy Suites gift shop. We will not have coffee available at the check-in desk.
  • Lunch on Friday is on your own. Restaurant List


North Carolina LandscapesDestination:
Last year’s National Conference was in Cary, North Carolina (just 5 minutes from the North Carolina capital city of Raleigh). Raleigh ranks in the top 5 greenest cities in the U.S. and the Research Triangle area of North Carolina is home to one of the largest collections of small farms and heritage breeds in the country. Come early or take time after the conference to visit North Carolina's majestic Blue Ridge Mountains or scenic beaches, coastal towns, and lighthouses. The Research Triangle has a plethora of tourist opportunities, from major research universities, to world-class museums, to area historical sites - an exciting experience is definitely in store for you!