Category Archives: Mobile Meat Processing

The Politics & Economics of Food – A presentation at Lamar Community College March 2014

click to enlarge I studied Animal Science at Lamar Community College in 1972 and 1973 prior to completing my Animal Science degree at Colorado State University. A lot has changed in agriculture as Land Grant institutions have taught students that … Continue reading

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Mike Callicrate featured in “Foodopoly” by Wenonah Hauter

Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America Wenonah Hauter grew up on a family farm that her husband runs today as a Community Supported Agriculture Project (CSA), which is part of the growing local food … Continue reading

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Training a new generation of meat cutters

By Hal Walter When Mike Callicrate decided to open Ranch Foods Direct back in 2000, he didn’t realize he’d practically need to rebuild an entire trade to do so. However, when he advertised for employees he found the industrialization of … Continue reading

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Integrating Local Produce Through Colorado Proud School Meal Day

Mike Callicrate start at 25:15

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Mobile Meat Processing Unit Achieves USDA Certification

For immediate release May 16, 2011 Ranch Foods Direct demonstrated the mobile meat processing unit last November at Venetucci Farm south of Colorado Springs. The unit received a grant of inspection from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on May 9. … Continue reading

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