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For the past year, NC Choices has been rolling out two new resources for North Carolina farms selling meat. These resources are particularly timely as the pandemic has driven an increasing number of consumers to seek local meat and to stock up on supplies. We’ll introduce the Meat Price & Yield Calculator, an easy to use online tool to test and adjust your prices and ensure a profit whenever you sell meat. The calculator uses your farm’s data to develop pricing that covers production, processing, and marketing costs, including the value of your time. Also learn about adding your farm to the MeatSuite directory of NC farms selling meat in bulk quantities. MeatSuite.com is a free website that helps consumers find your farm and ”fill their freezer.”

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Matt LeRoux: Matt is a member of NC Choices MeatSuite team and has nearly 20 years’ experience serving farms through Cornell Cooperative Extension, non-profits, and consulting. Specializing in market strategy, Matt works with a diverse mix of produce and livestock farmers and food businesses. Career highlights include developing the Marketing Channel Assessment Tool for produce growers and the Cornell Meat Price & Yield Calculator.
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Lee Menius, NC Choices Technical Program Coordinator