NMPAN Affiliates California

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Primary State Affiliates

For red meat processing

John M. Harper, Mendocino County Director
University of California Cooperative Extension
Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
Ukiah, CA
(707) 463-4495
John’s Facebook Page
Follow John on Twitter: @MendoLakeRange

For poultry processing

Roger Ingram, Farm Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension – Placer County
Auburn, CA
(530) 889-7385

Other California Resources

Niche Meat Processing Resources for the North Coast (From UC Cooperative Extension)

Other Contacts in California

California Association of Meat Processors
Vicki Phillips, Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 201, Penryn, CA 95663
(916) 660-0598

University of California Cooperative Extension

California Meat Summit


National Contacts

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) National Contacts

NMPAN Co-coordinators:

Dr. Arion Thiboumery
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
(415) 260-6890

Dr. Lauren Gwin
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
(541) 737 1569

National Small Meat Processor Trade Associations

American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP)
One Meating Place, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
(877) 877-0168
AAMP works exclusively with small and very small meat processing plants. They often are able to provide detailed regulatory and production advice to their members.

North American Meat Association (NAMA)
1910 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191
(703) 758-1900
NAMA works with small and large meat processors.


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