Putting Locally Raised and Processed Meat on the Table
Oregon is home to many smaller and less commercialized farmers looking to sell their locally raised and processed meats. Lauren Gwin of Oregon State University Extension plays a big role in helping these smaller farmers increase their profits and get information they need. Gwin offers consulting and workshops that focus on both starting a business or expanding one. Gwin has also helped connect members of this market via the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network and enable them to communicate with each other via a listserv to help solve each other’s problems. Her contributions have been recognized, and she has been invited to legislative hearings to provide technical expertise.
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