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LEWISTON -- A workshop featuring farmers sharing their experiences with direct marketing grass-fed meats will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Church of the Brethren, 25335 County Road 25, near Lewiston.

This Land Stewardship Project workshop will feature presentations by southeastern Minnesota farmers Eric Klein, Mike and Jennifer Rupprecht, Valerie Luhman, and Rachelle and Jordan Meyer.

Farmers using direct marketing capture more of the food dollar. While it sounds like a good idea, many farmers lack information on how to make direct marketing happen. Direct-marketing is a skill that people can learn.

To address this learning curve, Klein (Hidden Stream Farm), the Rupprechts (Earth-Be-Glad Farm), Luhman (Grass Fed Cattle Co.), and the Meyers (Wholesome Family Farms) will share how they got started and how they are making direct marketing work on their farms.

Workshop highlights will include farmer-to-farmer learning, ideas for building a customer-base, processing considerations, internet marketing strategies, and audience Q & A.

The cost is $10 per individual and $20 per family, which includes a dinner. To register by Dec. 10, contact LSP’s Alex Romano at 507-523-3366.

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