Our awesome grassfed meat sponsor, The American Grassfed Association, holds their farmers to the highest standards when it comes to farming and producing grassfed meats. We appreciate their dedication to creating a reliable labeling system for grassfed meats all over the country and are excited to have two of their farmers sourcing meat for ShiftCon 2016!
Meet Our Local Meat Farmers
White Oak Pastures from Bluffton, GA is providing grassfed beef and pasture-raised chicken during the conference, and Gonsoulin Land & Cattle Company from New Iberia, LA is providing the grassfed steamship (beef round) and ground beef.
More about White Oak Pastures:
White Oak Pastures has been a part of the Harris family’s legacy since the late 1800’s. Captain James Edward Harris founded the farm soon after the Civil War, and the family has raised cattle on the same South Georgia land for five generations. Stewardship of the land and respect for their livestock are among the most important lessons that are passed from parent to child.
Today, White Oak Pastures employs over 100 people and produces grassfed beef and lamb, pastured poultry, pastured eggs and Certified Organic vegetables. They process the animals on the farm, and market the beef, lamb, poultry, rabbits, eggs and vegetables directly to consumers who appreciate their sustainable, artisan products.
More about Gonsoulin Land & Cattle Company:
The Gonsoulin Family has been raising cattle in south central Louisiana since 1770, when Jean Francios de Beaumelle Gonsoulin, a land surveyor from France, registered the F2 brand in St Martin Parish, Louisiana. The company has been a part of the grassfed industry since 2006, producing quality grass-fed beef using no antibiotics or growth hormones. Along with raising cattle, the family includes a long list of butchers and meat market operators. They produce beef as Mother Nature has intended, while conserving natural resources in the process.
The Gonsoulin ranch is committed to the environmental programs recommended by the USDA-NRCS, and has been awarded the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Conservation Cooperator Award for outstanding accomplishments in the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources from the USDA-NRCS.
In addition to providing meat for the conference, Shannon Gonsoulin will be at ShiftCon 2016 as part of the “What the F*ck Are We Eating? An Overview of Labels” Saturday panel discussion.