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UWRF Meat Processing Infrastructure Grant

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has received a $20,000 meat processing infrastructure grant from the state to renovate its livestock holding pens and handling facilities.

The grant will increase student learning opportunities and help address a meat processing shortage in Wisconsin and are part of a $200,000 grant given to eight applicants statewide to grow Wisconsin’s meat industry and boost the viability of livestock operations.

In addition to UW-River Falls, other grant award winners include JM Watkins Meats & Meat Processing in Plum City and The Durand Smokehouse in Durand.


Kurt Vogel, director of the Humane Handling Institute at UW-River Falls, discusses a meat processing curriculum being used at high schools during a January 25 presentation to Wisconsin state officials when they visited UWRF. UW-River Falls recently received a $20,000 state grant to help address a meat processing shortage in Wisconsin. Julian Emerson/UWRF photo.

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