BMCC Expands Meat Science Lab to Accept Custom Processing Orders from the Public

Last Updated on December 18, 2023 by Kaley Cope

PENDELTON, OR – Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) has announced that its meat science lab will be able to accept custom processing orders from the public beginning January 2nd, 2024.

BMCC recently received a $300,000 grant through a partnership with Oregon State University’s Extension Service, which came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to begin addressing the shortage of entry-level employees in the meat processing industry. The grant has allowed BMCC to expand its processing program and hire a meat lab manager.

“We’re working with the OSU Extension Service to design a meat processing certification program in the next year or so,” says BMCC Agricultural Instructor Matt Liscom, “but now we are open and ready for business.”

BMCC’s meat science lab is able to process cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats. To place a custom processing order with BMCC’s meat science lab, you can call or email Sara Garrow, Meat Science Lab Manager at or by calling 541-278-5843.

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