NC State Extension

1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, USA 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, USA Local Food 3 months away
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Description:
Marketing Local Meat: a hands-on intensive for meat producers


Marketing can mean different things to different people. This workshop is geared toward meat producers who want immediate and practical tips, language, and strategies to effectively sell meat through direct market channels. Join us in Winston-Salem as leading experts break down meat marketing into simple how-tos. From the importance of branding, to developing language to move your hard-to-sell cuts, to targeting your market and determining your profit goals, you’ll leave this workshop with the knowledge and tools to take your meat business where you want it to go.

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Location: Forsyth County Agricultural Building | Winston-Salem, NC
Registration launches Tuesday, July 10 2018 @ ncchoices.com
Cost $35 | NC Cooperative Extension Agents FREE

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Look forward to seeing you in August!

Your NC Choices Team
Aug 23 Thu

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Contact for questions:
Annette Dunlap
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919.707.3117
annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov

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"If you believe you have a product that would benefit from exposure to investors, please apply. A maximum of 20 food business companies will be selected. A description of the program is attached. Please read it carefully.

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