State Help / Find a Processor

If you need more help than this website can offer, the Niche Meat Processing Assistance Network has rounded up resources for each state (or close to), called State Affiliates. We are working hard to identify a reliable affiliate for each state, but thus far only have 30 out of 50 states covered. State Affiliates are either in university extension, state departments of agriculture, or similar organizations, and regularly work with small meat processors and producers. State Affiliates should be able to provide you with state-specific answers and help you identify resources in your state. We also provide additional contact information for state and regional meat processor trade associations and other non-profits assisting small meat processors and producers.

Looking for a USDA inspected processor for red meat or poultry? See the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) database here. You can search by plant name, state, type of processing, and other parameters. If you are looking for a state inspected or a custom exempt plant, reach out to your state department of agriculture for a list of licensees.

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North Dakota

Dr. Karl Hoppe

Extension Livestock Systems Specialist

North Dakota State University Extension Service
karl.hoppe@ndsu.edu
701.652.2951 Ext 111

North Dakota

Steve Hammer

President, Elkton Locker

Dakota Association of Meat Processors
NA
701-269-8452

North Dakota

Andrea Grondahl, DVM

Livestock Industries Division Director

Meat Inspection, ND Department of Agriculture
agrondah@nd.gov
701-328-4762

North Dakota

Dr. Robert Maddock

Associate Professor – Meat Science

North Dakota State University
Robert.Maddock@ndsu.edu
(701) 231-8975

North Dakota

Dakota Association of Meat Processors

(701) 269-8452

Ohio

Dr. Lyda G. Garcia

Assistant Professor

Garcia.625@osu.edu
614.292.3642

Ohio

Dr. Curtis Knipe

Associate Professor

Ohio State University
knipe.1@osu.edu
(614) 292-4877

Ohio

Ohio Association of Meat Processors

val@oamp.org
(740) 828-9900

Ohio

Jeremy Freer

President

11275 Lovers Lane
jfreer@double8cattle.com
480-656-1143

Oklahoma

Oklahoma-Texas Meat Processors Association

jacob.nelson@okstate.edu
(405) 744-6329

Oregon

Northwest Meat Processors Association

Oregon

Rustin Rock

Field Operations Manager

Oregon Department of Agriculture
rrock@oda.state.or.us
(503) 986-6464

Pennsylvania

Dr. Jonathan A. Campbell

Assistant Professor & Extension Meat Specialist

jac69@psu.edu & meatscience@psu.edu
(814) 867-2880

South Dakota

Dakota Association of Meat Processors

(701) 269-8452

Texas

Dr. Davey Griffin

Professor and Meat Specialist & Executive Director for the Texas Association of Meat Processors

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
dgriff@tamu.edu
979-845-6489

Texas

Texas Association of Meat Processors

dgriff@tamu.edu
(979) 458-0530

Utah

Leann Hunting

Director of Animal Industry Division

Leannhunting@utah.gov
385-290-2383

Utah

Noel McSpadden

Meat and Poultry Inspection Program Manager

nmcspaddenjr@utah.gov
801-982-2237

Virginia

Virginia Association of Meat Processors

(804) 378-1667

Washington

Northwest Meat Processors Association

West Virginia

Quinton Jones

Assistant Director, Meat & Poultry Inspection Bureau

West Virginia Department of Agriculture. 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E.
qjones@ag.state.wv.us
(304) 558-2206

West Virginia

Dr. P. Brett Kenney

Professor of Food Science

West Virginia University
bkenney@wvu.edu
(304) 293-1896

Wisconsin

Dr. Jeff J. Sindelar

Professor and Extension Meat Specialist

Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison
NA
608-262-0555

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors

mkaspenson@hotmail.com
(608) 634-2858

Wyoming

Dr. Cody Gifford

Assistant Professor, Meat Science

University of Wyoming
Cody.Gifford@uwyo.edu
(307)-766-4214

Wyoming

Wyoming Meat Processors Association

No affiliate in your state? Help us find one.
State Affiliates are NMPAN’s “eyes and ears” on the ground and our primary contact in each state. They bring useful resources to the network’s attention, provide information and updates on niche meat processing development efforts, and keep the network relevant by identifying priority problems and challenges to niche processing.

State Affiliates usually hold positions that allow them to provide services to niche processors at low to no cost, i.e. such assistance fits clearly within their job description, for example, those who work for a state department of agriculture or university extension.

To become an NMPAN State Affiliate, please tell us about yourself and your connection with niche meat processing by emailing us [our email addresses are at the bottom of this page] some information about yourself, along with answers to the following three questions:

  • How are you involved with niche meat processing?
  • What are your primary processing-related challenges?
  • Where have you found help meeting these challenges? (Please be as specific as possible: people, organizations, guidebooks, websites, etc.)

We look forward to hearing from you.

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