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New AgriLife Extension programs to address direct beef sales
June 20, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
Program June 20 in Amarillo tackles legal and economic issues
• Admission is free
• Program will run from 8:30am to 4:00pm
• Lunch is free and will be provided
• Registration is required – June 20 in Amarillo
Interest in direct beef sales skyrocketed during the pandemic, along with a public desire to make that local connection in meat sales, so two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists are planning programs to help navigate this potential new venture for beef producers.
Justin Benavidez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, and Tiffany Lashmet, J.D., AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, both in Amarillo and the Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics, have planned two “Where’s the Beef? Legal and Economic Considerations for Direct Beef Sales Businesses” meetings. (the 2nd one will be in Brenham, TX on August 26, 2022)
“Basically, we started seeing an increasing number of beef producers interested in direct sales, and on the flip side we saw a lot of the public interested in buying beef directly from a producer,” Lashmet said. “There’s a lot of information out there about how to market, but there wasn’t much looking at the ins and outs of the legal and economic issues.
“This program we have designed will provide practical, real-world information to anyone interested in the direct beef sales business.”
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