Welcome to Episode 99 of The Spokesman Speaks podcast. In this episode, Janis Hochstetler (a food safety and labeling coordinator for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Bureau) shares the first steps livestock farmers should take if they're interested in marketing directly to consumers. Then you'll hear from two young ag entrepreneurs who've launched their own successful direct-to-consumer ventures: Ray Schmidt of Farm Story Meats and Lillie Beringer of Beringer Family Farms Beef.
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Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Contact information for Janis Hochstetler of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship's Meat and Poultry Inspection Bureau.
- Beringer Family Farms Beef