Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – With a shortage of meat processors in Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, trade, and consumer protection are spending five million dollars to assist. The money will help train a new generation of workers who can prepare beef, pork, and other meats. Farmers say the program will help get their animals processed and reconnect communities with their food. 

“So being able to sell meat right off the farm here helps us as farmers have control of our prices, otherwise we’ll be selling to auction barns where we just really don’t have control over the price that the animal brings.”