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Virginia Cattle Industry Board Grant Funding Roanoke VA

VCIB Grant Outcomes

Featured Program

Building Capacity and Food Security: Expanding the Meat processing Education in the Commonwealth

In 2023, Dr. David Gerrard, Professor & Director of the School of Animal Science and Jordan Wicks, Meat Lab Manager, PhD Student, both from Virginia Tech, submitted a grant application to the Virginia Cattle Industry Board (VCIB) to address the labor shortage facing small meat processors in Virginia. In his grant narrative, Dr. Gerrard addressed the many factors that contribute to the challenges facing small processors today.

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Past Featured Programs

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