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The Western Meat School

569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502
United States


Nov 4, 2020 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$120 per person; $160 couple or two from same farm

Contact for questions and requests for accessibility-related accommodations
Paula Burkhalter

Beginning Wednesday Nov. 4 through Dec. 16, evenings, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  The course will either be held on Zoom or in-person, TBD.

Learn all the essentials for direct marketing meat from experts in production, marketing, processing, and pricing. For this affordable investment, you will receive 12 hours of lectures (all recorded & available later, too), access to 2 optional classes, a copy of the textbook "The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising & Selling Ethical Meat", handouts, resource pages and a private student forum to interact with your peers in the course. A limited number of scholarships are being provided by each state coordinator. Please reach out directly to them to inquire. Jackson/Josephine counties, contact Maud Powell, 541-776-7371.

If the class is held in person, the Southern Oregon location will be the Auditorium at the OSU Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Rd. Central Point.

Who should take this course?  Farmers and ranchers with at least a couple of years of experience, meat producers and butchers, meat buyers, distributors, retailers, agriculture professionals, Extension Specialists, NGOs working on local livestock and meat supply chains.  The livestock covered will include beef and bison, pigs, sheep and goats. We do not cover poultry, but many of the subjects could be applicable to processing and selling poultry. 

To enroll, you will first fill out a short Google Form to help us ascertain your experience level so we can build the course appropriately. At the end of the form, you will be invited to pay via our secure check out system.  A mail-in payment option will also be provided.  If you do not complete a payment option after registering, you will not be enrolled.  Starting in October, you will begin to receive the course materials, textbook, and Zoom links. Deadline to register is October 28, 2020. 

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