Primary State Affiliates
Vermont Department of Agriculture
Starting with the question, “Have livestock to slaughter?,” this color coded flow chart walks you through the regulatory and licensing requirements for different livestock and meat marketing strategies.
Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) National Contacts
Dr. Arion Thiboumery
Dr. Lauren Gwin
Poultry processing questions:
Dr. Anne Fanatico
Appalachian State University
Mobile processing unit questions:
Island Grown Farmers Co-op
Lopez Island, WA
National Small Meat Processor Trade Associations
American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP)
One Meating Place, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
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
NAMA works with small and large meat processors.