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meat http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/967/all en Local program to boost number of meat cutters http://addisonindependent.com/201202local-program-boost-number-meat-cutters <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10926" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201202local-program-boost-number-meat-cutters"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/LesFuller8189.thumbnail.jpg" alt="LesFuller8189.jpg" title="LesFuller8189.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LES FULLER, A meat cutter at Greg’s Meat Market in Middlebury, is on a committee that is looking to establish a meat cutter training program at the Hannaford Career Center. The two-year program is aimed at increasing the dwindling ranks of meat cutters throughout the state of Vermont. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A group of educators, businesspeople and economic development officials is working with the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center to establish a training program aimed at filling the dwindling ranks in Vermont&rsquo;s meat cutting industry.</p> <p> The two-year program, which the career center will offer in collaboration with Vermont Technical College (VTC), could be offered as soon as this fall to adults (18 and over) who would be able to earn state certification for careers as meat cutters.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10927">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201202local-program-boost-number-meat-cutters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury agriculture business Featured Hannaford Career Center meat slaughter Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:46:52 +0000 John Flowers 10927 at http://addisonindependent.com Vt. struggles to satisfy local meat demand http://addisonindependent.com/201109vt-struggles-satisfy-local-meat-demand <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9400" style="width: 172px;"><a href="/201109vt-struggles-satisfy-local-meat-demand"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/meat9927.thumbnail.jpg" alt="meat9927.jpg" title="meat9927.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="172" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RYAN CUSHING, LEFT, Carl Cushing, Danny Clark and Frank Read work in the processing room at Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing in Ferrisburgh. Carl Cushing, a former Vermont meat inspector, bought the facility in 2007. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; It&rsquo;s not a glamorous industry, but these days, the services of Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing in Ferrisburgh are in high demand.</p> <p> &ldquo;Right now, we&rsquo;re booking into fall of 2012,&rdquo; said Carl Cushing, owner and a retired state meat inspector. &ldquo;We turn away about as much as we do.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9395">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201109vt-struggles-satisfy-local-meat-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh agriculture business meat slaughter Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:09:54 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9395 at http://addisonindependent.com