SAN LUIS VALLEY —Colorado State University Extension is offering its first ever Meat School, designed to expose producers to the skills and resources required to produce high quality meat, develop long-term successful relationships with processors, and identify and access new markets for improved farm profitability.
This October-December the program is offering the Meat School in Routt County, the San Luis Valley and La Plata County. The presenters each evening are online but each regional class is guided by a facilitator, and participants will attend the course in person or participate online. Each evening’s session will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will be taught by experts in livestock production, processing, and/or meat marketing for direct markets. Note that we will be covering ruminants and swine, but not poultry. See the class schedule at http://freshproduce.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Meat-school-schedule.pdf
Register for a six-week class in your area. Cost is $120 for all six sessions ($160 for 2 registrants from the same business). Classes will take place on Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/csu-extension-meat-school-6-week-course-tickets-72466644685.