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Study results on local meat processing and marketing highlight workshop, May 4

Posted 5/4/2007

Results of a recent University of Nevada, Reno study on the feasibility of local meat processing and marketing will be presented Friday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corley Ranch in Gardnerville, Nev.

The workshop will address the potential for local meat production and promotion, business structure, land availability and building contractors, as well as niche beef marketing - both natural and grass-fed.

The workshop is sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno; Western Nevada RC&D; and the USDA - Risk Management Agency.

Registration for the workshop is $10 to be paid at the door. This cost includes lunch and all workshop materials. For more information or to register for this workshop, please contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension office in Douglas County at 775-782-9960.

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