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Butcher Block Talk: Developing Tomorrow's Butcher

A.Pellman | January 7, 2021

Bedford – The Beef Checkoff’s Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI) invites Northeast regional butchers, processors, and local retailers to tune in to the Butcher Block Talk Series E-vent #2: Developing Tomorrow’s Butcher on January 28, 2021 at 7:00PM EST.  

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed how dependent we are on our local meatpackers and processors. As customers look for alternative ways to purchase fresh meat, they look at a smaller local business to supply these needs. If beef and cut knowledge hinder your beef business, discover all Range Inc. has to offer to learn in-depth beef and cut background for your team as well as opportunity to practice and hone their knife skills! 

Join Kari Underly, founder of Range® Meat Academy (RMA), as she introduces you to RMA’s approach to vocational meat training and developing the next generation of meat cutters and butchers. 

 During this one-hour webinar, Kari will discuss: 

      • The Range Meat Clerk & Cutter certificate programs
      • View a live demonstration of the Learning Management System
      • Learn how other meat processors use the system to develop butchers, meat cutters, and retail clerks. 

"We received such positive feedback from our first Butcher Block Talk that we have decided to continue these virtual events into a series. The NEBPI is excited to continue providing interactive and informative talks that allow our Northeast Region supply chain operators an opportunity to hear from supply chain experts from across the industry and the ability to connect and network with one another virtually." Arika Pellman, Director of Marketing, NEBPI

 interested in attending? Register here! 

 View the first Butcher Block Talk: The Pandemic Pivot, here

 For additional Supply Chain support and resources in the Northeast region, visit our Retail and Foodservice pages.   

Stay tuned to the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative Facebook and Instagram pages to catch up on how the Northeast region is actively seeking to promote beef.  

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Media Contact

Arika Pellman, Director of Marketing for Foodservice and Retail

[email protected] or visit the NEBPI website.  


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