Indiana Meat Packers & Processors Association

Indiana Meat Packers & Processors Association is an organization for meat packers in Indiana and Kentucky, our suppliers & friends of the association. We hope to gain knowledge and friendship from each other.

IMPPA is an active association that hosts educational sessions, trainings, meat plant and supplier tours, demonstrations, webinars, quarterly newsletters, and active social media accounts.

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We have something fun in the works between the Indiana Meat Packers & the Indiana Dairy Producers. Stay tuned! ...

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If you’re having a hard time and feeling stressed out, you may be searching for a reason to keep going. Hope for the future generations in agriculture is always something to hold on to.

This is very exciting! Some of you might have met Sam at the AAMP conventions. Sam has been a personal friend of mine for years. He is a very experienced meat writer. Recently, he was the Editor of Independent Processor magazine.

Sam is very tech savvy. With his intelligence in the meat field and technology capabilities we are sure he will do great things as the Communications Manager of AAMP.

Sam is preceding Diana Dietz who had also done a fantastic job supporting IMPPA as well as the AAMP meat packers & suppliers.

Congratulations to Sam!

The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) welcomes Sam Gazdziak to the position of Communications Manager.

Gazdziak, of Johns Creek, Georgia, brings more than 20 years of communications experience to the position. He is the former editor-in-chief of the Independent Processor, a bi-monthly trade publication that covers the meat industry.

In his new position at AAMP, he will oversee the association's printed publications, e-newsletters, website, social media channels and advertising. He will also serve as the media relations contact.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sam to the AAMP staff,” said Chris Young, executive director. “Sam's prior extensive knowledge of the meat industry, along with his skilled journalism abilities, will be a tremendous asset to our organization.”

Gazdziak is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. He enjoys spending his free time with his family and also writes for his baseball history blog, RIP Baseball.

Gazdziak replaces Diana Dietz, who resigned from the association in March after seven years in the position. He officially began work at AAMP on March 28.

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Some pretty wonderful collaboration is going on between @infarmbureau, Prosperity Ag, and @indiana_meat_packers.

Stay tuned for some updates on how we can all work together to make Indiana Agriculture strong!


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