EDITOR’S NOTE: This press release has been updated from a version published October 5, 2021 to include recordings of the webinars.
LINCOLN — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability hosted two webinars on developing meat processing plants at noon on Oct. 12 and Oct. 14.
The Oct. 12 webinar focuses on the financial and legal issues associated with starting a new processing plant. It covers how meat processing size has evolved and discusses financial concerns and food safety issues that should be considered. Presenters are Elliott Dennis, assistant professor and extension livestock economist at Nebraska; Charlie McPherson, director of the Nebraska Business Development Center; and Dave Aiken, professor and extension agricultural law and water specialist at Nebraska.
The Oct. 14 webinar explores grant opportunities available for proposed, new, or existing meat processing plants. It covers how the market and political climate have contributed to the allocation of grant dollars for meat processing plants and what the university is doing to increase meat processing training and skills. It is presented by Dennis; Greg Ibach, IANR undersecretary in residence; and Gary Sullivan, associate professor of meat science at Nebraska.
— Nebraska Extension
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