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  • Providing professional development and networking opportunities at our annual convention

  • Sharing information about activities and pertinent industry news through our monthly newsletter

  • Maintaining an online membership directory including processors, suppliers, associate and affiliate members’ contact information

  • Promoting Michigan meat processors at State level functions

  • Supporting the Michigan State University meat program and the education of future meat industry professionals

  • Providing our membership with valuable information and resources regarding State and Federal inspection and regulations

The Michigan Meat Association was founded in 1958 and serves as a resource for small and mid-sized meat processors across the state of Michigan. We do this by:

ABOUT THE MICHIGAN MEAT ASSOCIATION

The Michigan Meat Association is not a regulatory body and is not involved in the enforcement of any State or Federal regulations.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT
Daniel Swartzendruber, Fairview Food Market

VICE PRESIDENT
Matt Harper, VC999

OPERATOR & SUPPLIER MEMBERS
Barbie Kolodica, Bellingar Packing
Bruce Osterhaven, Big O Smokehouse
Tim Nimtz, Clear Water Meats
Karl Jones, Jones Farm Meats
Chloe Merindorf, Merindorf Meats
Tim Sobie, Sobie Meats
Gary Zick, Zick's Specialty Meats

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Jennifer Harper

Director of Regulatory Affairs
​Matthew Germane

MMA MEBERSHIP

We offer four membership types. Operator member, supplier member, affiliate member, and associate member. Read more about our membership types and join online.

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