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Women in Meat Northeast
Women in Meat Northeast is focused on developing the skills, knowledge, and network of women in meat industries and in supporting their endeavors as agents in those industries, as business leaders and as entrepreneurs. Women in Meat includes those in agriculture, aquaculture and seafood, for those involved in farming, butchering, processing, and product development and for those in the restaurant and food service industries. SUNDAY, October 16, 2016 12:00-1pm Lunch at Harvard Forest Afternoon Session 1:30-4:30PM Master Class in Butchery: Show Me The Beef! Kari Underly, Range Meat Academy In this session Kari will guide participants through the side of beef, teaching them how to fabricate the side of beef into primals and it’s unique subprimals. We will discuss raising practices, beef quality and merchandising & menuing options. Students will then break in to groups and process the subprimals in to popular steaks and roasts under the instruction of Kari. You will understand how to best match cuts with cooking methods. Sponsored by:                   Dinner 6:30PM Taste Testing Beef: Grass finished, grain finished, aged What’s the difference? MONDAY, October 17, 2016 8:00-8:45AM Breakfast at Harvard Forest Morning Session 9:00-10:30AM What do you need to know before developing a product HACCP planning, FSMA, and labeling requirements Amanda Kinchla, Food Science Extension Specialist, University of MA Amherst 11:00-12pm Developing Products: Charcuterie & Bone Broth 12:00-1pm Lunch at Harvard Forest Afternoon Session 1:30-4:30PM Master Class in Butchery: Let’s Talk Pork! Kari Underly, Range Meat Academy In this session Kari will guide participants through the whole hog, teaching them how to fabricate hog into primals and subprimals. We will discuss raising practices, pork quality and merchandising & menuing options. Students will then break in to groups and process the subprimals in to popular chops and roasts under the instruction of Kari. You will understand how to best match cuts with cooking methods, and have an opportunity to create cuts popular in many charcuterie applications. Sponsored by:        Dinner 6:30PM Taste testing pork: Does breed matter? TUESDAY, October 18, 2016 8:00-8:45PM Breakfast at Harvard Forest Morning Sessions 9:00- 10am Financing your project (Part 1)  Loans, Grants, Kickstarter Campaigns, & Direct Public Offerings Samantha Stoddard  Farm Credit East Joanne Demars        USDA Rural Development Rebecca Busansky    PV Grows Fund Coordinator 10:30-11:30AM Financing your project (Part 2) Case Studies Loans, Grants, Kickstarter Campaigns, & Direct Public Offerings Lor Holmes, CERO Cooperative Kate Stillman, Stillman’s Quality Meats 12:00-1pm Lunch at Harvard Forest Afternoon Sessions 1:30-3pm Afternoon Roundtable:  What resources do we need to develop in the Northeast so that we can grow the industry?

When: Oct 16, 2016 12pm in Petersham, MA

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Petersham, MA 01366

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About Petersham, MA
The Town of Petersham Massachusetts was founded in 1754 and is located in Worcester County.

As a result of the outstanding wealth of conservation land the sighting of bald eagles, white tailed deer, wild turkeys and other forms of wildlife is very common.

Recreational opportunities in Petersham are endless and include the Petersham Crafts Center as well as the Fisher Museum at Harvard Forest and many more!