The Western Meat School is a new hybrid learning short course for meat producers and processors. This is a collaborative effort of Oregon State University, Montana State University, University of Wyoming, Colorado State University, and Mesalands Community College.

Funded by Western Extension Risk Management Education grants and the Globetrotter Foundation, the Western Meat School is an innovative learning experience where farmers, ranchers, butchers, & others will learn how to direct market meat. This 6 week long course will cover key topics in production, processing, and marketing to produce high-quality meat and sell to diverse market channels. Learn new ways to manage risk in your meat business and improve your profitability. 

Expert speakers, both practitioners and academics, will be beaming in via Zoom for six Wednesday evenings in a row in November and December. Classes will take place in-person (COVID willing) at 12 different locations in the 5 organizing states where facilitators will help guide the discussion and we will listen to the presenters on the big screen. Or anyone can take the entire course from the comfort of their home, as long as they have a computer and a decent Internet connection.

Enrollment is now open. Reserve your spot today! Investment is $120/individual or $160 for a couple/business partners. A limited number of scholarships are available for low-income individuals and people of color.

Locations in New Mexico: Abiquiu, Moriarty and Tucumcari.

  • When: November – December 2020
  • Where: Select locations and/or online via Zoom
  • Cost: $120/individual or $160 for a couple/business partners. A limited number of scholarships are available for low-income individuals and people of color.
  • Contact: Rebecca Thistlethwaite thistler@oregonstate.edu
  • For more information and to enroll: https://westernmeatschool.com/