Livestock harvesting and
marketing workshops will be held in north and south Louisiana for county
agents, agriculture professionals, and livestock producers across the state. These
are important topics to ensure compliance with regulations as more farmers
transition to home harvest, processing and marketing of meat from
their grass fed cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens.
Workshop speakers will
Inspection: Compliance with the Regulations” by Jim Jenkins, Program Manager,
Meat and Poultry Inspection, Office of Animal Health and Food Safety, Louisiana
Department of Agriculture & Forestry
and Utilizing Non-traditional Markets for Meat” by Stuart Gardener, Natural
Resources Conservation Service, USDA
the End User Wants” by Louisiana Chef Bobby Williams
Processing/Added Value/Ethnic Markets” by YaSin Muhaimin, Louisiana producer
A workshop will be held in
north Louisiana on Tuesday, April 6, at the LSU Calhoun Research Station on 321
Hwy. 80 East in Calhoun. The workshop will be repeated April 14 at the LSU/SU
Breaux Bridge Extension Office at 114 Courthouse Street in Breaux Bridge.
The workshop is free but
pre-registration is required. Contact James McNitt at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or (225) 771-2262 x 270, Carl Motsenbocker at email@example.com or
(225) 578-1036, or Natalie Levy NLevy@agcenter.lsu.edu or (225) 578-1037
for more information or to register.
The workshop is sponsored by
the Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional
Development Program, LSU AgCenter, and SU AgCenter.