Meat Summits

The National Meat Summits Steering Committee works to build connections, increase knowledge, grow collective skills and advance market opportunities for local and regional meat supply chains in the United States. We accomplish this by providing coordination and support for regional meat summits that serve many segments and scales of U.S. local and regional meat supply chains.


There are noticeable disconnects (perceptions, knowledge, values) and gaps (skills, relationships, resources, etc.) across local and regional meat supply chains. At the same time, there are significant opportunities resulting from changes in consumer demand for locally sourced and high-quality meat products. As a result, many state and regional groups are coming together to host regional meat summits. These educational events encourage networking and collaboration along the meat supply chain, thus supporting new market opportunities, fostering innovation, and enhancing understanding about the realities of bringing meat from farm to fork.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under project number #SW21-921. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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