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Sharing Challenges & Successes in Meat Production: Statewide Farmer Networking

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Join fellow meat and poultry producers to discuss challenges and share ideas related to raising, processing, and selling meat in Massachusetts. This statewide virtual networking event is open to all, but oriented toward small, mid-sized, or homestead meat producers. The event will include a presentation from poultry farmers Kat Chang Laznicka and Peter Reed Laznicka of Reed Farm, followed by an opportunity for casual networking and facilitated group discussion. Matt LeRoux of Cornell Extension will also provide expertise related to meat pricing, and give a brief introduction to the Cornell Meat Price Calculator. The conversation will be driven by the participants, but may touch on topics such as meat processing, animal healthcare, pasture management and strategies for meat pricing.

Presenters: Kat Chang Laznicka and Peter Reed Laznicka own and operate Reed Farm in Sunderland MA, a small scale pastured poultry farm and state inspected poultry processing facility offering processing services to the local farming community. Since opening in 2019, Reed Farm has been awarded state and federal grants to expand production and progress their on-site processing facility towards a USDA grant of inspection.

This work is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Ranger Development Program grant no. 2020-70017-32420 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 

Please contact Molly at 413-665-7100 ext. 35 with any questions.

Registration is closed. Email if you are still interested in registering. 


February 15
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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