NMPAN Affiliates Pennsylvania

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Primary State Affiliate

Dr. Jonathan A. Campbell, PhD
Extension Meat Specialist
Assistant Professor
Penn State University
University Park, PA
(814) 867-2880

Other Contacts in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Association of Meat Processors
Judi M. Gensemer, Association Manager
1172A Ridge Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(866) 659-4044

A good starting point for any small meat business in Pennsylvania is the Farmers Guide to Processing and Selling Meat or Poultry. It was published by the PSU Cooperative Extension in 2000. It reviews some of the certifications you’ll have to go through with PA Dept. of Ag (but, the guide was intended for fresh meats and not sausages).


National Contacts

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) National Contacts

NMPAN Co-coordinators:

Rebecca Thistlethwaite, Program Manager
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
(831) 682-6812

Dr. Lauren Gwin, Director
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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