The Center for Agricultural Profitability, Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Business Development Center collaborated to produce two webinars in mid-October that focused on the current state and potential growth of the meat processing industry in Nebraska. The recordings of both sessions, with accompanying articles and audio summarizing what was discussed, are available below.
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Developing A Meat Processing Plant: Financial and Legal Issues (Oct. 12, 2021 Webinar)
With: Elliott Dennis, Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist, UNL Agricultural Economics; Charlie McPherson, Nebraska Business Development Center Director; and Dave Aiken, Professor and Extension Agricultural and Water Law Specialist, UNL Agricultural Economics.
This webinar covers how meat processing size has evolved and discuss the financial concerns associated with starting a new meat processing plant. It will also address food safety issues that should be considered when deciding on either a custom exempt or federally inspected plant.
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A written summary of the webinar, including Q&A responses, is available here.
Grant Opportunities for New and Existing Meat Processing Plants (Oct. 14, 2021 Webinar)
With: Elliott Dennis, Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist, UNL Agricultural Economics; Greg Ibach, Under Secretary in Residence, IANR; and Gary Sullivan, Associate Professor of Meat Science.
The webinar will cover how the market and political climate led to the allocation of grant dollars for meat processing plants and what the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is doing to increase meat processing training and skills. It will also outline specific grant opportunities available.
A written summary of the webinar, including Q&A responses, is coming soon.