Hear from a panel of speakers who are engaging with USDA FSIS policy as it relates to small meat plants and niche meats. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, with NMPAN's help, is steering a small plant policy group that is meeting quarterly with top FSIS leadership to address policy concerns for small operators. These include issues around humane handling rules, inspector training, pathogen testing, labeling, outreach to small plants, funding, and more. Learn what these folks are up to, what concerns are most pressing for them, and what they believe are potential policy levers for change. We will conclude with next steps and ways others can get involved in having their voices heard.
Panelists will include: Ferd Hoefner, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition; Carrie Balkom, American Grassfed Association; Brian Sapp, White Oak Pastures; Denise Perry, Lorentz Meats; Greg Gunthorp, Gunthorp Family Farm
When: Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Time: 9-10:15am PST/12-1:15pm EST
Where: Go to this link to pre-register for FREE. Plan on registering at least 10 minutes before the webinar begins.
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