Oregon State University (OSU) Extension’s Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) received a $591,951 USDA grant to create a “stronger mid-tier niche meat supply chain through training, business coaching and peer support.”
The program will build on OSU’s Western Meat School, which is an online course that has become popular with direct-to-consumer producers.
Oregon State Rep. Bobby Levy (R-Echo) proposes increasing funding for livestock depredations and missing animals in the upcoming short legislative session.
The project, called Meat in the Middle, will provide virtual short courses, business mastermind groups, coaching, peer support and learning tools for at least 1,800 participants around the country.
To learn more about NMPAN, visit www.nichemeatprocessing.org.