It is not always what you know but who you know, or sometimes a combination of both. If you are not learning everyday in this industry, then you are not trying. 

Our industry is always changing. Whether it be new technology or regulations, it is in a state of constant transformation and it is important for your business that you stay up-to-date or ahead of the newest changes that are taking place. 

At AAMP, we strive to bring this type of information on a national level, but it is just as important for you to be plugged in to what is changing in your own state or region. This is where our state and regional affiliates come in. There are 28 state or regional affiliates of AAMP that do a terrific job of educating and informing their members of what is taking place in the industry where they live. 

Our affiliates hold yearly conventions and cured meats competitions, as well as other activities that give members an opportunity to not only learn, but also network with others in the industry. 

Please take a look at the following list of affiliates and consider joining one and get involved.

California Association of Meat Processors
5610 N. Kilaga Springs Road
Lincoln, CA 95648
Phone: (916) 223-1840
Vicki Phillips-Cossairt, Executive Secretary

Colorado Association of Meat Processors
Otteman's Inc. Meat Processing
226 E. 1st St.
Flagler, CO 80815
Phone: (719) 765-4436
Mark & Cynthia Otteman

Dakota Association of Meat Processors
1241 Cheyenne Blvd
P.O. Box 550
Box Elder, SD 57719-0550
Phone: (605) 380-0766
Stephanie Frohling, Secretary/Treasurer

Illinois Association of Meat Processors
P.O. Box 25
Pearl City, IL 61062
Phone: (815) 443-2492
Dianne Handsaker, Executive Secretary

Indiana Meat Packers & Processors Association, Inc.
Fisher Packing Company
300 W. Walnut St.
Portland, IN 47371
Phone: (260) 726-7355
Greg Fisher, Director

Iowa Meat Processors Association
P.O. Box 334
Clarence, IA 52216
Phone: (563) 452-3329
Kenneth & Marcia Richmann, Executive Directors

Kansas Meat Processors Association
2104 Fox Meadows
Manhattan, KS 66503-2116
Phone: (785) 539-7842
Dr. David E. Schafer, Executive Director

Kentucky Country Ham Producers
Tennessee Valley Ham Company
487 Maysville Rd.
Scottsville, KY 42164
Phone: (270) 622-4168
Tim Berry, Secretary-Treasurer

Louisiana Meat Processors Association
P.O. Box 599
Covington, LA 70434-0599
Phone/Fax: (985) 892-4062
Jo Ellen Crawford, Executive Director

Michigan Meat Association
7539 Clark Rd.Bath, MI 48808
Phone: (517) 599-0036
Dru Montri, Executive Secretary

Minnesota Association of Meat Processors
26497 Inga Ave.
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Phone: (507) 263-2976
Julie & Rob Lorentz, Executive Secretaries

Missouri Association of Meat Processors
2023 S. Paradise Ln.
Cathage, MO 64836
Phone/Fax: (417) 237-0410
Niki Cloud, Executive Secretary

Montana Meat Processors Association
Happel's Clean-Cut Meats
4700 Gooch Hill Rd.
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone/Fax: (406) 587-8972
Lyle Happel, Secretary/Treasurer

National Country Ham Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 948
Conover, NC 28613
Phone: (828) 466-2770; (800) 820-4HAM (4426)
Candace Cansler, Executive Director

Nebraska Association of Meat Processors
Diller Locker Co.
601 Commercial Street
Diller, NE 68342
Phone: (402) 793-5840
Shelly Smith, Secretary & Treasurer

New York State Association of Meat Processors
Farmers Place 256 County Highway 20
S. Edmeston, NY 13411
Phone: (607) 847-8234
Joe Leonard, President

North Carolina Meat Processors Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1176
Conover, NC 28613
Phone/Fax: (828) 465-4900
Candace Cansler, Executive Director

Northwest Meat Processors Association
Haun's Meat and Sausage LLC
5042 Stateline Rd.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: (509) 525-6605
Jerry Haun, Executive Secretary

Ohio Association of Meat Processors
6870 Licking Valley Rd.
Frazeysburg, OH 43822
Phone: (740) 828-9900
Valerie Parks Graham, Executive Secretary

Oklahoma-Texas Meat Processors Association
106 FAPC
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-6055
Phone: (405) 744-6329
Jake Nelson, Executive Director; Wes Beane, Treasurer

Ontario Independent Meat Processors
52 Royal Rd., Unit B-1
Guelph, Ontario N1H 1G3
Phone: (519) 763-4558
Laurie Nicol, Executive Director

Pennsylvania Association of Meat Processors
1209 Rockdale Road
Rockwood, PA 15557
Phone: 844-599-7267;
Renee Pletcher, Secretary

Southeastern Meat Association
P.O. Box 393
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone/Fax: (901) 240-3210
Cheryl Hudson, Executive Director

Texas Association of Meat Processors
P.O. Box 3970
Bryan, TX 77805-3970
Phone/Fax: (979) 458-0530
Dr. Davey B. Griffin, Executive Director

Vermont Meat and Poultry Processors Association, Inc.
Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing Co. LLC
76 Depot Rd.
Ferrisburg, VT 05456
Phone: (802) 877-3421
Carl Cushing, President

Virginia Association of Meat Processors
3437 Robious Forest Way
Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone: (804) 378-1667
Patrick Hadden, President

Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors, Inc.
208 Martinson Ave,
Westby, WI 54667
Phone/Fax: (608) 634-2858
Monica Aspenson, Executive Secretary

Wyoming Meat Processors Association
Clark's Meat House Inc.
101 W. Fremont Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501
Phone: (307) 859-9700
Maggie Haworth, Secretary



Dakota Association
NDSU (North Dakota State University, DoubleTree by Fargo, ND 
April 20-21, 2018

Montana Association
Forsyth, MT
April 26-28, 2018

Wyoming/Colorado Association
“Hands Across the Rockies”
Purcella’s Meat Processing
Buffalo, WY
April 5-7, 2018