WFU is planning a “Winter Meat-ings” series on solutions to meat processing struggles in the state. “Meat Processing Infrastructure was one of the Special Orders of Business set by the grassroots membership at our 2020 convention, and it’s an issue that has become even more critical in light of the supply chain struggles around the pandemic,” said Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden. “This series will give farmers, processors, rural leaders, and other stakeholders a chance to come together in search of creative solutions.”
Leslie Svacina, farmer at Cylon Rolling Acres, will share clever social media tips and collaborative marketing strategies that have helped propel her into success while direct-marketing goat meat in western Wisconsin.
Scott Blubaugh, president of the Oklahoma Farmers Union and owner of Blubaugh Angus Ranch, will talk about marketing methods used on the Great Plains and how food system reform fits into the big picture of marketing livestock.
Vanessa Miller, Tribal Sanitarian, and Kyle Wisneski, Supervisor of the Tsyunhehkwa Organic Farm, will share how they market beef and oversee food security for the Oneida Nation.
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The Winter Meat-ing Series includes 7 total events. You can find recordings of previous events here.
December 10 - Farmer & Processor Perspectives (Click here)
January 14: Mobile Slaughtering & On-Farm Solutions (Click here)
January 28: Creative Cooperative & Community Solutions (Click here)
February 11: State & Federal Policy Solutions (Click here)
March 11: Labor Struggles & Solutions (Click here)
March 25: Educational Opportunities & Workforce Development (Click here)
April 8: Creative Marketing Solutions (Click here)