Local Breed Beef Production

The training program is designed and implemented by the American Farm School and aims to support the extensive beef production, providing a new business model for the utilization of meat produced by Greek Indigenous Breeds.


At the end of the program, a Certificate of Attendance is provided

Application Form

Application Deadline: 31/05/2020

Aim of the project

The aim of the project is to support the economic viability of the communities of the Rhodope Mountains through product differentiation as a means of increased perceived added value for the consumer, a fair share of which will return to the farmers and the protection of an endangered indigenous breeds by making them commercially viable following the model of other European countries.


Who it is for

The program provides consultancy and training to young people between the ages of 18 and 40. It includes two categories of beneficiaries

  • Existing and new breeders, future and existing animal production scientists, food technologists and vets as well as professionals in industries related to the production and processing of meat.
  • Individuals and service providers in alternative tourism activities.

The action concerns Greek beef cattle breeds at the mountainous areas of Rodopi


The curriculum includes the following topics (indicatively):

For the first category of beneficiaries

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Reproduction and genetics  (Genetic selection and Artificial Insemination)
  • Pasture management, including the use of digital technologies
  • Meat processing
  • Food quality and safety
  • Sensory analysis
  • Financial management
  • Promotion and Marketing of livestock products

For the second category of beneficiaries

  • Creation of Touristic Experiences
  • Gastronomic Tourism
  • Costing of tourist activities and financial management

Area of activation

Eastern Macedonia & Thrace


12 months


For further info 

Vicky Krystallidou

Strategic Project Management Office

American Farm School, Marinou Antipa 54

Τ.Θ. 60097, 570 01, Thermi, Thessaloniki

tel. 2310- 492737