Meat Processing

Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) was created to help farmers earn a fair price for the products they produced, in part through expanded, producer-owned processing. Today, MFU has a three-tiered plan to meet that goal for livestock and poultry producers. The first step was providing support to Ridgewater College and Central Lakes College for the creation of Meat Cutting & Butchery Programs. Next is addressing the financial needs for those wishing to start or expand their businesses. The third piece is building a USDA meat processing facility to serve a region that has limited access to processors.

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Meat cutting and butchery training programs

Grant funds bring training units to CLC

This enhancement to the Central Lakes College butchery education program was made possible through the support of the Minnesota Farmers Union Foundation, which facilitated funding through an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant.