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Meat to Market is a new program launching as a partnership between the Intertribal Agriculture Council and the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance. Meat to Market is an extensive online business training for livestock producers all across Indian Country, encouraging them to embrace the possibility of direct marketing their meat and providing skills to do so.

 

Meat to Market will offer over 30 distinct courses as both individual trainings and modules of learning. Courses launched at the 2022 IAC Annual Conference and will continue as a webinar series through early 2024. Webinars are recorded live and uploaded to the IAC Mighty Networks e-learning platform as a free resource.

COURSE DESIGN

The project’s design is grounded in a thorough needs assessment conducted in 2020-2021 in which we surveyed producers across the country to better understand challenges, missing capacity and skills, in order to discover positive pathways for deeper learning.

 

The curriculum will be centered around a series of webinars and accompanying tools & templates taught by a diverse set of educators, guest speakers, and producers from across all nations.

 

Our goal is to invite both existing and emerging producers to lean into the beauty and potential of their entrepreneurial endeavors despite what scale they produce at. Our style will emphasize storytelling, case studies, and anecdotal information from producers themselves alongside materials and methodologies from trusted experts across multiple sectors of livestock business operations.

UPCOMING COURSES

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Leadership & Entrepreneurship

FEBRUARY 8 | 9 AM (MT)

 

Delve into the question of what makes you an entrepreneur, a distinctly indigenous entrepreneur, and how we can all recognize ourselves as leaders even if you are a “one-person-show” or budding business. This course will include many opportunities for engagement, small group sessions, storytelling, and journaling/silent exercises.

Educators

Chance Weston, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation

Olivia Tincani, Olivia Tincani & Co. & Meat to Market Program Curator

Guest Producer Speakers

Kesley Scott, DX Beef

Financial Basics 1

MARCH 1 | 9 AM (MT)

This webinar will focus on getting comfortable with financial lingo and understanding the purpose of basic financial statements (a.k.a. Income statement or P&L, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows). Our goal is to teach comfort and confidence in financial language and concepts to values-driven entrepreneurs whose businesses are not focused solely on the bottom line.

Educators

Brooke Montgomery, Program Director, NMSU Arrowhead Center American Indian Business Enterprise Center

Rachel Livingston, Program Specialist, NMSU Arrowhead Center American Indian Business Enterprise Center

Anjali Oberoi, Bernoulli Finance

Guest Producer Speakers 

Michelle Week, Good Rain Farm

Cost of Production

MARCH 8 | 9 AM (MT)

Managing Cash Gracefully: Holistic Budgeting + Cash Flow Management

MARCH 29 | 9 AM (MT)

Financial Basics 2 - Accounting Software Intro

APRIL 17 | 9 AM (MT)

Understanding Debt & Equity

APRIL 26 | 9 AM (MT)

UPCOMING COURSES - M2M
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