Women ranchers; new and diversifying pork,
poultry, and beef farmers; and allied meat businesses need targeted business
training from “gate to plate” to optimize the use of inputs and select
profitable market channels. We used five comprehensive workshops including one
full-day and one regional three-day workshop to develop the skills of 230
female and local meat professionals. Participants gained skills in (1)
fencing and pasture management to reduce cross contamination, minimize soil and
ground-cover degradation, and reduce fertilizer, fuel, and feed use (2) feeding
alternatives that optimize animal performance and reduce feed costs (3)
marketing and sales to sell into wholesale or retail markets and manage
business growth (4) limiting risk through contracting and liability coverage,
and (5) managing business finances to inform business decisions. Additionally,
educational videos and resources developed were shared via NC Choices and
Amazing Grazing online resources, Cooperative Extension, and state and national
Number of Participants: 230
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REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
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