Central Wyoming College’s new mobile Meat Science Lab – the only one in Wyoming – is receiving statewide attention; among those interested is Wyoming’s First Lady Jennie Gordon. Making the trek to Fremont County today, July 15th, Gordon received the VIP tour of the Meat Science Lab at CWC’s Alpine Science Institute this morning.
As you likely know, Gordon has been heading up multiple initiatives to help combat hunger in Wyoming, and provide food security with locally sourced and produced goods. Back in May, Wyoming Custom Meats in Hudson processed the very first donated beef for the Food Bank of the Rockies through the Food from the Farm + Ranch program. Food from the Field also launched in mid-May with the goal of streamlining game meat donations to food pantries across the state.
Part of using locally sourced meat is the processing of it. “In our state’s current meat supply situation, according to the Wy Dept of Ag, Consumer Health Division, virtually all of the meat processing plants across the state are booked well into the fall,” CWC Dean of Arts & Sciences Mark Nordeen shared a few weeks ago. Having a mobile lab that can not only process beef but any domestic livestock opens several doors.
This was the first stop of the day here in Fremont County for First Lady Gordon. You can catch her tonight at the Riverton Farmer’s Market at City Park. Click here for more info.
You can learn more about the Mobile Meat Science Lab in our earlier post by clicking here.