From our pilot meat school last year in Colorado, one participant had this to say:
"Outstanding use of my time, rich learning experience, very targeted to the pressing questions and needs of my small, growing grass-fed beef finishing and direct marketing operation. I was very impressed by the caliber of speakers/presenters. They were obviously people who had direct, lived, relevant expertise. Their presentations were very professional." --Tony P.
The Western Meat School is designed for the following audiences:
The livestock species covered in this course include:
Classes will be held every Wednesday evening from 5-7:30pmPST or 6-8:30pmMST. All classes shall be recorded in case you miss one.
Dates: Wednesdays, November 4-December 16, 2020 (skipping Thanksgiving week)
The cost of the course is $120 per person or $160 for a couple or two people from the same business. For this affordable investment, you will receive 12 hours of lectures (all recorded & available later too), access to 2 optional classes, a copy of the textbook "The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising & Selling Ethical Meat", handouts, resource pages, & a private student forum to interact with your peers in the course.
**Please note that although this course is called the Western Meat School, people living in other parts of the country or internationally are welcome to take the online version.**
To enroll, you will first fill out a short Google Form to help us ascertain your experience level so we can build the course appropriately. At the end of the form, you will be invited to pay via our secure check out system. A mail in payment option will also be provided. If you do not pay after registering, you will not be enrolled. Starting in October, you will begin to receive the course materials, textbook, and Zoom links. Deadline to register is October 28, 2020.