Randy Jones of CDFA Randy Jones at CDFA through Pork Palace, applied for USDA grant, has CDFA cert for his butcher (a key role in this process), and equipment for meat harvesting so that they can open to the public…
Fred Hayes of Lompoc Prison Prison HAD USDA Certification for years, (larger scale) obtained to address this. Working with SBCFAN, finds consultant (Amilton De Mello) to inspect facility and write a spec document of what is needed to obtain USDA…
Fall of 2022 prison approached SBCFAN with a nonprofit/federal government partnership. SBCFAN would be the sole customer, essentially acting as the distributor, and contract labor from the prison.
New Partnership Partnered with our local federal representative office to meet the then newly installed warden and tour the ag enterprise and education facilities in Feb 2022.
365 days of data collected The Data Summary Report is submitted to Washington, DC on July 18, 2023.
Matthew Shapiro of UCANR Matthew and Katie: We couldn't do anything without data, so conducted survey from you guys. Thank you!
New Working Group
Amilton de Mello | Dept. of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences | University of Nevada, Reno Consultant Amilton de Mello was able to inspect facility and write a spec document of what is needed to obtain USDA Cert again.
Katie Hershfelt of SBCFAN Katie uses her county-wide connections to help initiate the SBCFAN Working Group. Coordinates the Meat Processing Working Group, oversees the survey, does primary research on feasibility of mobile harvesting unit, speaks with the County about needs…
Group assembles for the first time (virtually) in 2021.