Graduate Research Assistant for Meat Processing
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) members have long identified addressing the bottleneck in meat processing—and building a more distributed, diverse, and resilient meat processing system—as a top priority. To advance this work, MFU and the University of Minnesota Extension’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) partnered to create a joint graduate student position that is dedicated to helping MFU build capacity for local and regional meat processing and otherwise meet the needs of livestock producers across the state.
Convening a webinar series focusing on conversation around opportunities and challenges in small and mid-scale meat and poultry processing.
Publishing a regular column summarizing new and important information in the meat processing sector.
Meat Processing Working Group
Supporting and driving work to address local and regional meat processing challenges such as:
- Submitting proposals for a mobile meat processing unit.
- Partnering to established meat cutting programs at technical colleges.
For more information about the position contact MFU Government Relations Director Stu Lourey at (320) 232-3047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.