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The Western Meat School is an innovative learning experience where farmers, ranchers, butchers, & others will learn how to direct market meat.

With in-person class locations in Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico, as well as online access for everybody else, this hybrid course will reach you where you are at.

For start-ups & seasoned producers

This 6 week long course will cover key topics in production, processing, & 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

Registration Now Open! Deadline is Oct. 28th, 2020

For an affordable investment, learn from top experts in the field, both academics and practitioners. Network and learn from peers. Have access to publications and further learning opportunities. Enroll today!

Click here for more information or to register.

Western Meat School a project of the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.