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Cornell Cooperative Extension announces Fall 2023 Meat Processing and Marketing Workshop Series

This Fall, the Cornell Agricultural Marketing Research Program will offer workshops in 5 locations around Central and Western NY on meat processing and marketing topics. The series has been made possible through funding from the Northeast Risk Management Education program.

Consumer demand for locally raised meats, sourced directly from the farm, spiked in 2020 as consumers faced pandemic-induced grocery store shortages and price increases. Market demand remains strong as consumers appreciate the quality and value when they purchase meat from local farms. While new demand presents an opportunity for NY’s livestock farmers, selling meat direct-to-consumer also presents challenges and risks. This workshop teaches producers how to avoid and address common challenges they encounter with meat processing and direct-to-consumer meat marketing.

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