Webinar: USDA Assistance for Small Meat Processors
USDA offers many support options for small scale processing. USDA’s Rural Development (RD) offers loans, grants, and loan guarantees to assist small and very small meat processors, and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) provides inspection services that broaden the marketplace for processors who are looking for more retail and commercial outlets. In this webinar, you will hear from Under Secretary for Food Safety Mindy Brashears and Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand, as well as RD and FSIS leadership, to learn how these opportunities and programs work together to support small scale meat processing.
For more information on Rural Development programs and grants, contact Andrew Jermolowicz. For more information on grants and resources available through the Agricultural Marketing Service, contact Bucky Gwartney or Mark Lobstein.