NMPAN Affiliates Maryland


Primary State Affiliate

Ginger S. Myers
Regional Agricultural Marketing Specialist
University of Maryland Extension
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
Keedysville, MD
(301) 432-2767 x338


State-Specific Resources


A Producer’s Guide to Meat and Poultry Processing Regulations in Maryland

by Ginger Myers (see above)
This 13-page guide is intended to assist farmers, growers, and their advisors in understanding the regulations affecting the processing and marketing of meat and poultry products in Maryland. This guide also contains information on labeling, marketing, risk management, and regulatory exemptions.


The Maryland Niche Meats and Poultry Producers Directory

by Ginger Myers (again, see above)
This directory helps restaurants, consumers, food brokers, producers, or anyone looking to purchase the freshest, best quality farm-raised meats available directly from the Maryland farmers who raise it. The directory is organized by product for ease of aggregating suppliers, and many producers offer multiple products. As the list grows, up-to-date listings are at http://www.agmarketing.umd.edu/. The directory is available in pdf form at that website, and printed copies are available upon request.


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

Poultry processing questions:

Dr. Anne Fanatico
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
(828) 262-6813

Mobile processing unit questions:

Bruce Dunlop
Island Grown Farmers Co-op
Lopez Island, WA
(360) 468-4620


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.

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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