This event was recorded as part of the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Third Annual Symposium "Beef: From Plains to Plate".
Listen for this symposium's Opening Remarks by Bruce Kraig, followed by the morning's keynote talk with Dell Allen, PhD, “The beef industry yesterday, today and tomorrow.” This presentation takes a look at the history of the beef industry in the U.S. from the time the Spanish Conquistadors brought the first cattle into North America up to today. This presentation highlights important events and times in the industry, including some of the influential people who made important contributions in moving it forward.
Celebrate Midwestern beef foodways by tracing the historic odyssey of all-American meat from the windswept plains of the heartland to meat processors in "cities on the make," like Chicago, where it was packed, wrapped and sent to dinner plates around the globe. Join the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance (GMFA) on that journey Beef: From Plains to the Plate – Follow the Cattlemen's Trail to Savory Midwest Beef Traditions.
Recorded Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Kendall College.