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Breakfast with the BureauMarch 2, Butler County Farm Bureau invites you to attend Breakfast with the Bureau. Breakfast starts at 9 a.m. with pancakes and sausage.

Session One: Buying & Selling Local Meat

Speaker: Mike Truster, Managing Partner Owner of Camden Locker LLC

Mike and his wife, Stephanie, have managed Camden Locker LLC in owner partnership with their family since Jan. 1, 2020. Camden Locker LLC is a custom processor providing custom beef, hog and lamb processing for producers and consumers. As producers who market their farm-raised beef direct to consumers, owning and operating Camden Locker LLC has allowed their farming operation to become fully vertically integrated


– The Producer – Processor – Consumer relationship: who does what and responsibilities of each party.

– Buying direct from the producer: who should and who should not buy direct from the producer.

– Need-to-know terms and why they are important.

– What producers should know and do when direct marketing their livestock.

– What consumers should know and do when buying direct from producers

– A look at the whole process at Camden Locker LLC

– What sets Camden Locker LLC apart from other processors

– New and upcoming services at Camden Locker LLC

Session Two: CAUV for Beginners: For folks farming less than 10 acres?

Speaker: Berkley Rose, Administrator of the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program for the Butler County Auditor’s Office.

Rose began his career in property appraisal and taxes with Butler County’s 1996 reappraisal. Since that time, he has served in various management and instructor-type roles within the auditor’s office. In 2004, he and his wife moved from suburbia to rural living where they raised their children. Working with livestock and growing produce has played a big part of their lives ever since. Helping folks with the CAUV program “feels at home,” he said, attributing it to his love for family, community and agriculture.


Learn how small farms can qualify for Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV). CAUV provides reduction in property taxes on qualifying land.

Please RSVP to the Butler County Farm Bureau: [email protected] or 513-844-8371.

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