You are selling local meat-but are you making money?
Join Ag. Marketing Specialist Matt LeRoux at a Profitable Meat Marketing workshop near you to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs-including your TIME-and bringing in a profit.
In the workshop, you will learn how to develop your farm’s marketing strategy and how to set specific marketing objectives to make your job easier. In addition to marketing tips, you’ll learn about Cornell Cooperative Extension’s NEW Meat Price Calculator. The calculator uses your farm’s data to develop pricing for meat sold by the hanging weight or by the cut. It accounts for processing and marketing costs, allows you to build in a profit, then lets you adjust the pricing of each cut until you reach your goal. Finally, you will learn more about navigating the MeatSuite, a free website to help your farm reach consumers seeking local meat in bulk.
Thurs., Feb. 16, 5:30-8:30, at CCE-Schuyler, Human Service Complex, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls, NY. Register online http://cceschuyler.org/events/2017/02/16/profitable-meat-marketing or to email@example.com or (607) 535-7161 by Tues., Feb 14.
And please help us promote these events to consumers, via Facebook or customer email lists:
“Fill Your Freezer: Purchasing Local Meat in Bulk”
Ready to start buying locally-raised meat in bulk? It’s easier and more affordable than you might think, and the benefits are great: know your farmer, know your food, cook and eat with confidence! We will guide you through everything you need to know about researching and contacting farms near you, why buying in bulk can save you money, and how to use the Ithaca and Corning community Meat Lockers.
This class is FREE and open to the public, and will be offered on the following dates and locations:
*February 8th, Human Service Complex, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls, NY, 6:30-8:30 PM *March 9th, SE Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza #101, Corning, NY, 5:30-7:30 PM *March 15th, CCE-Tompkins County, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY, 6:30-8:30 PM
Visit our Facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/394142814265867/