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What is the market for kosher meats in Minnesota? The Minnesota Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, University of Minnesota Extension, and Sustainable Farming Association conducted a study over the summer of 2019 to more deeply understand the market for both kosher and halal meat in the state. There is much potential for opportunity; on the consumer side, Minnesota is home to thousands of people with unmet needs for meat processed in the halal or kosher traditions. On the producer side, many farmers and ranchers across the state are looking for new markets. Each stop along the supply chain requires an understanding of the requirements and preferences for halal and kosher production. Join the Mount Zion member and Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Strategy and Innovation Specialist Ariel Kagan as she discusses insights from the Halal and Kosher Meat Market Assessment Project.
The Halal + Kosher Minnesota Meat Market Assessment report is available for download here.
Ariel is the Strategy and Innovation Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Her work focuses on domestic markets, business development, and sustainable food systems. Ariel is an economist with a background in agriculture policy, sustainability, and innovation. She holds a masters degree in food and resource economics from the University of British Columbia and a bachelors degree in economics from Mount Holyoke College. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband and two cats, and is a member of Mount Zion Temple.