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October 4th, 2013

Free Workshop on Marketing for Meat Producers – October 16

by Amy Crone

There is a great marketing workshop coming up in October for meat producers, sponsored by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC).

The workshop will consist of a presentation by Matt LeRoux of Cornell Cooperative Extension, who will share and demonstrate the Livestock Marketing Channel Assessment Tool (LMCAT) using two local farms as case studies. This new software program, researched and developed by Cornell University, is designed to assist small-scale livestock producers in their marketing strategies and decision making.

More information can be found here: Meat Producers Workshop October 16

and you can RSVP by contacting Jeanne Herbert at:jherbert@smadc.com or calling SMADC staff at: 301-274-1922, Ex. 1.

About the Author Amy Crone Amy Crone

Amy’s passion for food starting in her aunt & uncle’s garden, a lovely log cabin by a NH lake where she first learned to preserve and pickle. She has always wanted to help people, and completed her degrees in international development in hopes of combining this interest with her love of travel. After working in the field of international development, then in federal government, then in a think tank, and then in state government, Amy decided that she wanted to explore explore her entrepreneurial interests. These included: starting a nonprofit (MDFMA), developing a national technology solution to provide farmers market and farmers access to accepting SNAP, building several websites, and becoming a Board member in local organizations. She is happy to be able to follow her passion of improving local food systems and the health of all Marylanders by getting them to buy more fresh local food at Maryland farmers markets. Amy’s other main interests are her husband & 2 children, Crossfitting, and traveling to any location that has interesting and delicious ~preferably local~ food.