Niche Meat Teaching Resources

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NC Choices and project partners developed a series of beginning farmer teaching tools to be shared in full for educational purposes. The tools are designed to help beginning farmers interested in niche meat production make early business decisions so they can achieve success outcomes in the categories of production, business and finances, marketing, and creative land-lease opportunities emerging in North Carolina. These resources are categorized by species and land-lease opportunity. For producers unsure where to start, please first read the NC Choices resource, Selecting Enterprises for Pasture-Based Livestock Farms.

Silvopasture management
Grazing Sheep in Solar Farms
Pastured Poultry Production
Pastured Small Ruminants Production
Pastured Pork Production
Profitable Meat Marketing

Project support

The project is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program competitive grant no. 2018-70017-28550 of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.