Supply Chain Primer
Speakers: Olivia Tincani, independent farm business educator & consultant, O & Co / SWGLA “Bringing Meat to Market” educator; Rebecca Thistlethwaite, Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network; and Holly Zink, Sunnyside Meats, Durango CO
A 2-part, in-depth introduction to the basics and exploration of the middle supply chain elements of a grassfed meat business: everything that happens from the moment of harvest until it leaves your hands as a sellable product. We cover calculating yield during butchery and processing, creating a supportive processor relationship, inventory and production management tactics, certifications and labeling basics, and more. This course was created in conjunction with the Quivira Coalition’s Regenerate Conference.
This course is geared towards producers and industry stakeholders wanting a general introduction to the meat supply chain in order to understand the various considerations for operating a meat program. It is appropriate for beginner or experienced producers who want to develop or refine skills and knowledge, specifically those looking most to improve practices around yield tracking and processing realities.