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Olivia Tincani is a food and agriculture business consultant and educator with 17 years of experience in the field. Her work focuses on farmer and rancher training, business, financial and strategic planning, curriculum development, whole animal supply chains, and communications. Her deep experience in her own food and farming entrepreneurial endeavors infuses her work with ambition, empathy and creative spirit. She is a Business Strategist for Rancho Llano Seco, is currently executing training programs for Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance and Fibershed, and is co-director of the nascent Grazing School of the West. Olivia splits time between Sonoma County (CA) and her husband’s farm and winery in the Valtènesi region of Italy, keeping her hands in the dirt and her skin in the game.

BRINGING MEAT TO MARKET: A SUPPLY CHAIN PRIMER

TUES NOV 19    |    1 – 5PM    |    OLD TOWN FARM

$50 (FREE FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES)   |   REGISTRATION OPEN

The Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance is proud to present this workshop as part of a new initiative to provide original programming to the community of ranchers and meat business operators in the region. The workshop will provide an introduction to the basics and exploration of the nuances of the middle supply chain elements of a grassfed meat business: everything that happens from the moment of harvest until it leaves your hands as sellable product.

During the workshop, we will cover calculating yield during butchery and processing in depth, from live weight through cut-out decisions and how best to weigh your options in marketing various cuts. We will take a look at a few proprietary tools to work with to make the process simple. We will also discuss the integrity of your processor relationship, and review the soft skills, collaboration and creative ideas necessary to cultivating a successful raport. Lastly, we will briefly review inventory management tactics as well as touch on next steps for educating, savvy sales and pricing strategies as a preview for upcoming in-depth SWGLA courses to be taught on these topics in early 2020.

This course is geared towards producers and industry stakeholders wanting a general introduction to the meat supply chain in order to understand the various considerations for operating meat program. It is appropriate for beginner or experienced producers who want to develop or refine skills and knowledge, specifically those looking most to improve practices around yield tracking and processing realities.