Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Shasta supe to attend meat summit

Shasta County Supervisor Pam Giacomini will be among the speakers at the 2013 California Meat Summit later this month in Placerville, where a key topic will be improving small beef producers' access to slaughter facilities.

From the UC's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources:
The 2013 California Meat Summit will be used to review results from a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) received by the High Sierra Resource Conservation and Development Council in 2011. We will have project presentations by Pam Giacomini, Morgan Doran, Shermain Hardesty, Dan Macon, and myself on project results. We will spend the afternoon discussing implications of the project results and next steps.


10:00 am to Noon

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. RBEG Project Reports
Regulatory Streamlining White Paper – Pam Giacomini, Hat Creek Grown
Implementation of Small and Very Small Niche Meat Harvesting and Processing Facilities in California – Dan Macon, Flying Mule Farm
Determining Demand for USDA-Inspected Beef Slaughter in an 18-County Region of California – Morgan Doran, UCCE County Director and Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, Solano County
Mapping Project of Slaughter and Processing Facilities in California – Shermain Hardesty, UCCE Specialist, Agriculture and Resource Economics
Facilitation between Existing USDA inspected Processor and Niche Meat Producers for Improved Communication and Collaboration – Roger Ingram, UCCE County Director and Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Producer Value-Added Meat Economic Analysis Template - Dan Macon, Flying Mule Farm
12:15-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 - 3:300 PM

3. Identify top 3 prioroities and break into discussion groups

4. Discussion group reports

5. Develop action plan of next steps

Registration Due by March 22

Seating limited. $10 fee includes lunch and handouts.

Click here to register. Fees can be paid on-line with credit card or mailed in by check.

Or download Meat Summit Registration form and mail in.

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