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.