A New Meat School Coming to a Town or Computer Near You!

Are you interested in learning more about production, processing and selling your pasture-finished product to diverse market channels? Would you like new ways to manage risk in your meat business and improve your profitability? If the answers are yes, then you'll want to check out the Western Meat School. The Western Meat School is organized by the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) and partners that include Colorado State University, Oregon State University and many more. It is a modern, accessible, affordable, and time-efficient way for producers to learn the most practical aspects of producing and marketing meat while deepening their understanding of the full niche meat supply chain. The six-week course is modestly priced and is suitable for start-ups & seasoned producers. You can attend classes at one of 13 sites in Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, or from your own computer at home. All speakers will be beaming in via the Zoom webinar platform. Classes cover marketing, production, and processing topics - all critical for direct marketing high-quality meat. Classes will also include a live beef animal evaluation and yield analysis demonstration with Nathan Parker of the OSU Clark Meat Science Center and similar “hoof to rail” demonstrations on a pig and lamb carcass at the UWyo Meat Lab. Participants will receive a copy of the book “The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising and Selling Ethical Meat," written by project

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