July 25 @ 9:00am - 4:45pm | $25 Silvopasture, the intentional practice of integrating forages, animals and trees, is one type of agroforestry with potential to improve ecosystem responses and provide multiple sources of farm income. Are you interested in successfully transitioning or starting a silvopasture system? Join us for a workshop, field day, and [...]
Project Seeks to Aid Beginning Farmers Raising Meat |The Sylva Herald
Helping new farmers raise meat| Southeast FarmPress | February 5, 2019
11/7/2018 Earlier this year, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a guideline entitled, “FSIS Guideline for Determining Whether a Livestock Slaughter or Processing Firm is Exempt from the Inspection Requirements of the Federal Meat Inspection Act.” In this document, USDA, FSIS updated their definition of “in commerce.” This new definition makes [...]
USDA Moves to Withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced the decision to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, otherwise known as "the animal welfare rule", published on January 19, 2017. The rule would have increased federal regulation of livestock and poultry for certified [...]
While there’s increased interest nationally in local pastured meat, peoples’ purchasing habits and tastes have been conditioned by our industrial food system over the past 50 years to just a handful of cuts. So what happens to the rest of it?
Huffington Post and Modern Farmer Magazine Cover Women in Meat: Women Mean Business at This Meat Industry Conference
Hillary Clinton isn’t the only one cracking the glass ceiling. An annual conference called Women Working in the Meat Business has been empowering female attendees since 2013.