State Affiliates

If you need more help than this Web site can offer, the Niche Meat Processing Assistance Network (NMPAN) has State Affiliates in about 36 of the 50 United States. These Affiliates are either in university extension, state departments of agriculture, or similar organizations, and regularly work with small meat processors. State Affiliates should be able to provide you with state-specific answers, hands-on help, and connect you with small meat processors in your state. State Affiliate pages also list contact information for state meat processor trade associations and other state non-profits assisting small meat processors.

To find your State Affiliate, click on the link to your state below:

• Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

No affiliate in your state? Help us find one.
State Affiliates are NMPAN’s “eyes and ears” on the ground and our primary contact in each state. They bring useful resources to the network’s attention, provide information and updates on niche meat processing development efforts, and keep the network relevant by identifying priority problems and challenges to niche processing.

State Affiliates usually hold positions that allow them to provide services to niche processors at low to no cost, i.e. such assistance fits clearly within their job description, for example, those who work for a state department of agriculture or university extension.

To become an NMPAN State Affiliate, please tell us about yourself and your connection with niche meat processing by emailing us [our email addresses are at the bottom of this page] some information about yourself, along with answers to the following three questions:

  • How are you involved with niche meat processing?
  • What are your primary processing-related challenges?
  • Where have you found help meeting these challenges? (Please be as specific as possible: people, organizations, guidebooks, websites, etc.)

We look forward to hearing from you.