Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 11 am PST / 2 pm EST for one hour
To attend: Go to https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/nichemeat 5-10 minutes before start time and log in as a guest.
All NMPAN webinars are free and open to the public.
Overview: What makes a small-scale processing plant successful? We get asked that question on a regular basis, by NMPAN members and many others. People want to hear from operators who are making it work, using creative and innovative approaches to tackle the difficult challenge of profitability for a small-scale plant.
On this webinar, we'll get a "behind the scenes" peek at Blue Ridge Meats, a small, USDA-inspected slaughter and processing facility in Front Royal, VA. Lois Aylestock, VP, will describe how they manage day to day operations, getting and keeping customers, bookkeeping, employee management, and more. She will tell us about systems they've developed, what has worked (and what hasn't), and — this is a big one — what she wishes she knew before they got started.
Speaker: Lois Aylestock, Blue Ridge Meats.
For more information: email Kathryn Quanbeck, NMPAN Program Manager: kathryn.quanbeck[at]oregonstate[dot]edu.
How to join NMPAN: go to the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network website, type your email address into the box on the right, and click "subscribe."
Created by Kathryn Quanbeck