Lunchtime Learning

MPF’s Lunchtime Learning session is included with your MPF Virtual Convention registration fee, and speakers will be held Thursday, May 20 from 12:00-1:00 pm CST. All Farmer-Processor attendees will be entered into a drawing for a gift card for a free pizza lunch – thanks to our sponsor, Zoetis The Future of Meat Sales? 

Presenters: Katie Olthoff and Jared Achen – founders of

Modern meat eaters want three things: transparency in where their food comes from; online ordering, delivery and pick-up options; and the highest quality meat. E-commerce for meat sales, however, has been complicated – until now.

Founded by Iowa farmers in 2020, ChopLocal is an online marketplace that makes it easy for farmers and butchers to connect with modern meat eaters. Find out how ChopLocal simplifies the process from farm-to-fork, what opportunities and challenges they face, and what they have learned about consumers on their business journey.

Framing Your Insurance Risk: Why Using the Right Building Materials Matter

Presenter: Patrick Williams – client executive, Hylant

Are you expanding or building a new barn or farm structure on your property? Do you know the right questions to ask your insurer, such as how the building materials you use impacts your rates? This session is designed to provide farm owners and operators with best practices and tips for blending risk management, insurance, safety and surety strategies to help you reach your goals and protect your assets.