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Introduction to halal meat and opportunities for goat farmers

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Add to Calendar 2020-10-21 13:00:00 2020-10-21 14:15:00 Introduction to halal meat and opportunities for goat farmers Thousands of people in Minnesota have needs for meat processed in the halal tradition. The significant market for halal meat is met mostly through international imports. Please join us for a webinar on the untapped potential of the halal meat market in Minnesota. Overview of the Minnesota market for halal meat Ariel Kagan, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, will talk about the requirements for halal meat production and what they mean for livestock farmers and meat processors in Minnesota. Barriers and opportunities for Minnesota-raised halal meat Serdar Mamedov, Extension educator, will discuss barriers for ethnic communities to access fresh and locally raised halal goat meat, and the developing opportunities for livestock farmers to meet these local needs. Raising goats in silvopasture Sue Wika and Tom Prieve of Paradox Farms will present resources for new goat farmers and an introduction to silvopasture, the deliberate integration of trees and grazing livestock operations on the same land. They will describe their experience using silvopasture to raise goats on their farm in Ashby, MN. America/Chicago public

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Location

Webinar

Contact

Jeffrey Jackson, Extension educator
jeffj@umn.edu or 218-788-2696

Thousands of people in Minnesota have needs for meat processed in the halal tradition. The significant market for halal meat is met mostly through international imports. Please join us for a webinar on the untapped potential of the halal meat market in Minnesota.

Overview of the Minnesota market for halal meat

Ariel Kagan, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, will talk about the requirements for halal meat production and what they mean for livestock farmers and meat processors in Minnesota.

Barriers and opportunities for Minnesota-raised halal meat

Serdar Mamedov, Extension educator, will discuss barriers for ethnic communities to access fresh and locally raised halal goat meat, and the developing opportunities for livestock farmers to meet these local needs.

Raising goats in silvopasture

Sue Wika and Tom Prieve of Paradox Farms will present resources for new goat farmers and an introduction to silvopasture, the deliberate integration of trees and grazing livestock operations on the same land. They will describe their experience using silvopasture to raise goats on their farm in Ashby, MN.

Cost

Free

Registration

Registration is required.

This webinar is sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension, Great River Greening, and the Sustainable Farming Association as part of the Silvopasture Learning Network, a project supported by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizens Commission on Minnesota Resources.

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