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Primary State Affiliates

Jerry W. Gardner, Bus Dev Mgr
Ag Development & Marketing Division
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Portland, OR
(503) 872-6608

Dr. Lauren Gwin
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
(541) 737 1569


Other Contacts in Oregon

Northwest Meat Processors Association
Kathy Moss, President
Russell's Custom Meats and Deli
Baker City, OR
(541) 575 0720

Will Fargo, Food Safety Specialist
Food Safety Division
Oregon Department of Agriculture
(503) 232-1014

Resources for Small-Scale Processing in Oregon

A Best Practices Guide to Open-Air Poultry Slaughter

By Lauren Gwin, Oregon State University

Frequently Asked Questions about using Custom-Exempt Slaughter and Processing Facilities in Oregon for Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Goat

By Lauren Gwin, Oregon State University, and Jim Postlewait, Oregon Department of Agriculture


Oregon Processing Studies & Reports

Over the last decade, a number of feasibility studies and reports have addressed a range of processing-related challenges in Oregon. We list them here with links to documents.


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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