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How to Get Funding as a Meat Processor? w/Alex Freeman Ep. 77

In today's episode, Alex Freeman, CEO of SmartLocker and owner of Agriculture Grant Solutions, joins us at the American Association of Meat Processors 2022 Convention in Des Moines, Iowa to break down the available funding programs to support small and mid-sized meat processors in the U.S. Agriculture Grant Solutions, a meat processor assistance program, was created by Alex to support our local producers by connecting them to financing programs. Freeman discusses the budget financing programs that have been implemented in the United States over the last two administrations, as well as the means of obtaining financial aid for small businesses, which includes not only meat but also agriculture.

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In today's episode, Alex Freeman, CEO of SmartLocker and owner of Agriculture Grant Solutions, joins us at the American Association of Meat Processors 2022 Convention in Des Moines, Iowa to break down the available funding programs to support small and mid-sized meat processors in the U.S. Agriculture Grant Solutions, a meat processor assistance program, was created by Alex to support our local producers by connecting them to financing programs. Freeman discusses the budget financing programs that have been implemented in the United States over the last two administrations, as well as the means of obtaining financial aid for small businesses, which includes not only meat but also agriculture.

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Sustainability
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Industry
September 7, 2022
15
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For our last interview at RMC 2022, we invited Dr. Chris Calkins to learn about his new ventures, including the Nebraska Beef project where he travels the world teaching about meat quality, meat processing and the uniqueness of beef from Nebraska.  As we wrap up this RMC, Dr. Calkins speaks about the new Meat Science generations and his experience attending the RMC 2012 concurrent sessions, AMSA activities and much more.

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Industry
August 16, 2022
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Today we sit down with Jess Pryles who co-founded the Australasian Barbecue Alliance and is also the author of the book Hardcore Carnivore.  We talked with Pryles about the impact of the current social media platforms such as Instagram and Tik Tok on consumer purchasing decisions.

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Meat Color
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On this podcast, David Velazco shares about his MS research project where he worked under Dr. Chris Calkins at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. David dives into his research on new alternatives that could be implemented in the beef industry to reduce meat waste at the retail level. He studied the impact of Vit E on the color of fresh meat and explains how this can benefit retail businesses.

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