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ONLINE COURSE: Western Meat School
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Contact: westernmeatschool.com
Sponsor: Western state extension offices

The Western Meat School is an innovative learning experience where farmers, ranchers, butchers, & others will learn how to direct market meat.  This is a 6 week long course; classes will include around 90 minutes of lectures, 45 minutes of discussion/Q&A, and a 10 minute break between speakers.

The course will cover key topics in production, processing, & marketing to produce high-quality meat and sell to diverse market channels. Learn new ways to manage risk in your meat business and improve your profitability. For both start-ups and seasoned producers.

The course will be presented via Zoom and it will be recorded. Participants will receive a private YouTube recording of the weekly session within 24 hours of the class, and receive handouts as well.

Learn from top experts in the field, both academics and practitioners. Network and learn from peers. Have access to publications and further learning opportunities.

Registration is open -- deadline to enroll is October 28, 2020

Course fee: $120 per person or $160 for couples/business partners, includes a copy of the textbook "The New Livestock Farmer", access to all presentations, handouts, a private group listserv, and optional add-on modules.

Scholarships are available, and are being prioritized for low-income people and persons of color. Apply in the registration form or submit a request directly to the course director at: thistler@oregonstate.edu.