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Montana Farmers Union and Northern teaming up in unique venture

Funding secured to start cooperative mobile slaughtering business and first college curriculum in the United States to teach meat processing from harvest to retail

Montana Farmers Union has announced it is partnering with Montana State University-Northern to develop the country’s first-ever meat processing curriculum, which will teach meat processing from harvest to retail.

Montana Farmers Union received a $150,000 Montana Meat Processing Infrastructure Grant, which is part of the federal coronavirus relief funds, and the grant will be matched with another $150,000 from MFU and cooperative partners, a press release said. The funds will be used to purchase a mobile harvest unit for slaughtering beef and pork.

“We’re going to set it up as a cooperative so...


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