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Yes the information indicates that Doc and Connie will meet with farmers
during the day (Nov 13), they will also meet in a more formal setting at
6:30 in the First Pioneer Farm Credit offices.

John

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>Are you saying that Doc and Connie will be at this meeting?
>
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>From: John Winder [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Monday, November 06, 2000 9:54 AM
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>Subject: some thoughts
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>Recently, Christine O'Brien from Heath, Massachusetts sent me an article
>about the upcoming meeting in Mass.  Doc and Connie Hatfield have been the
>driving forces behind formation of a cooperative in Oregon called "Oregon
>Country Beef".  Current sales are about $10 million annually.  Doc and
>Connie are wonderful ambassadors for the beef industry and have been
>innovators in the area of beef marketing and production.  If you are
>interested in attending, the meeting will be held on November 13 at the
>First Pioneer Farm Credit, 190 Rt 9H, Claverack, Mass.  Call Tracy at
>518-426-9331 to RSVP.
>
>This is very timely relative to some of the discussion Saturday at the VBP
>meeting.  I hope someone from Vermont can attend.  I have a previous
>engagement that evening.  I have attached the link to the Oregon Country
>Beef web site.  I truly believe that in order to flourish, the beef
>industry in Vermont needs to develop into more of a single marketing group
>to exploit the potential of the Vermont name.  I would be interested in
>hearing your comments.
>
>John
>
>http://www.oregoncountrybeef.com/index.html