NMPAN Affiliates Idaho

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Primary State Affiliate

We do not currently have an official state affiliate for Idaho, but you may find the help you need from the people listed below.

Idaho Contacts

Ron Richard
Meat Lab Manager and Instructor
University of Idaho
(208) 885 6727

Northwest Meat Processors Association
Kathy Moss, President
Russell’s Custom Meats and Deli
Baker City, OR
(541) 575 0720


Idaho Meat Processing Feasibility Study (Jan.2014)

  • “Strategies to Increase Prosperity for Small Farms Through Sustainable Livestock Production, Processing and Marketing”

  • Project Director: Darin Saul, PhD, Office of Community Partnerships, University of Idaho

  • Date: January 2014

  • Funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

  • Link to project summary and other documents (click on “Results Summary” to download Project Summary)


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 over the phone to AAMP 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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