Come learn what the buzz about a Regional Meat processing Facility is all about on the evenings of September 17th and 18th in Amador and Calaveras counties!
In 2010 CalaverasGROWN secured a grant from the USDA to study the feasibility of and plan for a Livestock Processing facility for the Central Sierra region. While this idea is nothing new, this recent
effort has finally gotten the train moving towards the creation of a USDA inspected livestock harvest and processing facility. The steering committee, which includes members with diverse backgrounds from throughout the Central Sierra region, has done an enormous amount of research, investigation, planning and modeling. We are now ready to present these findings to the greater community.
We invite all those who are interested in a USDA inspected livestock processing facility to come out to one or both of our upcoming public meetings. On Monday, September 17th in Sutter Hill and again the next night, September 18th, at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds we will present our extensive findings to residents, businesspeople and potential investors. Both meetings will be held from from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. We look forward to seeing you, the interested public of our Central Sierra foothills communities so we can answer your questions and show you what we have learned about the potential for livestock processing in our region and the positive economic and employment impacts such a facility would ripple through our communities.
Who: All those interested in improved economic conditions for all foothill residents. We are especially looking for those people who might be willing to invest in a regional livestock processing facility but invite everyone to attend.
What: Two meetings to discuss the extensive findings of the Central Sierra livestock processing committee, funded by a USDA grant through CalaverasGROWN.
6:30 - Introduction and History of the Need for this Project
6:45 - Overview of the models and information compiled
7:00 - Plans for specific facilities and locations
7:30 - Questions from the public - all steering committee members
7:45 - Adjourn
When and Where: 2 Meetings - choose the one that is most conveniently located for you or come to both.
-Monday, September 17th, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in Sutter Hill at the Amador Co. Health and Human Services Bldg, 10877 Conductor Blvd. Sutter Creek CA 95685 (there will be a Grass-fed Beef Dinner available before the Amador meeting - look for more details to come)
-Tuesday, September 18th, 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in Angels Camp at the Calaveras Co. Fair Frogeteria, 101 Frogtown Road Angels Camp, CA 95222 (there will be a half hour social, starting at 6:00 before the Calaveras meeting with food and drinks provided)
Why: Because we can improve the economics and employment opportunities in our region by starting a business which is based on existing economic drivers in our communities and which will not detract from, but instead enhance the rural and agricultural nature of our region. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about and become part of an important project for our the Central Sierra region.
For more information, visit our website at www.CalaverasGROWN.org and/or contact Carina Bassin at email@example.com
Prior to our meeting on September 17th in Sutter Hill, the Amador Resource Conservation District will host a workshop on Niche Meat Marketing. The workshop will run from 2:15 to 5:15 p.m.. at the same location as the meeting, Amador Co. Health and Human Services Bldg, 10877 Conductor Blvd. Sutter Creek CA 95685. Regional livestock producers and meat marketers Dan Macon and Dan Port will present an information rich session along with other knowledgable presenters.
Finally, in between the workshop and the Amador meeting, there will be a Grass-fed beef dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free for those who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.