NC Choices, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at North Carolina State University, spent two years working with a set of small processors in North Carolina, providing a range of technical assistance and support. The goal was to improve the quality and quantity of processing services available to the state's livestock producers and to enhance the economic viability of producers and processors. 

On January 7, 2015, The Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network will host a free webinar featuring NC Choices and three processors who participated in the project. Log onto the webinar and learn what they accomplished, how they did it, and why it matters.

Speakers include:

You can download the final "NC Choices Technical Assistance Training Manual"here. Then, save this information to your calendar and join NMPAN for a lively discussion about the successes and challenges in technical assistance projects.

Date: January 7, 2015 
Time: 10am PST / 1pm EST
Duration: one hour

To attend: Go to 5-10 minutes before start time and log in as a guest.  

For more information: email Kathryn Quanbeck, NMPAN Program Manager at

How to join NMPAN: go to the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network website, type your email address into the box on the right, and click "subscribe."

Source: NMPAN