AAMP Update

2019 AAMP Convention

The Annual AAMP Convention will be July 25-27, 2019 in Mobile, AL

AAMP’s annual convention is geared toward U.S., Canadian, and Foreign operators of small and very small firms in the meat, poultry & food business: packers, processors, wholesalers, HRI, retailers, caterers, deli operators, home food service dealers, and catalog marketers. Both members and non-members of the association attend this event looking for a vast array of ideas, supplies, and services.

2019 Registration Now Open!

View the convention agenda here. Registration fees include: educational sessions, exhibit hall, solutions, information, ideas, and prize drawings for operator attendees!

Non-exhibiting suppliers should contact the AAMP office at 717-367-1168 to register for the convention.

See Full 2019 AAMP Convention details here:

The Indiana meat packers had another great time at the annual AAMP convention held in July in Kansas City, Missouri!

IMPPA members attended events such as:

  • Plant tours hosted by the Missouri Association of Meat Processors
  • Pre-convention tours of Bunzl Processing, UltraSource & Multivac
  • Many great educational sessions such as How to Make a Best of Show Product, Putting Lipstick on a Pig, Ask the Lawyers, Driving Demand, How to Grow Your Business, panel discussions with fellow members and many more
  • American Cured Meat Competition
  • BBQ Demonstration
  • Machine & Packaging Demonstrations
  • Evening socials hosted by suppliers... and so much more.

IMPPA members that attended AAMP:

  • Fisher Packing
  • Dewig Meats
  • John's Smokehouse
  • Merkley & Sons
  • Boone's Butcher Shop (Kentucky member)

    *The IMPPA members took away 12 awards from the American Cured Meat Competition!

    Pictures of the 2018 AAMP fun!

American Association of Meat Processors Outstanding Service Award

Janice Fisher


American Cured Meat Championship Winners:

Dewig Meats; Haubstadt, IN

  • Braunschweiger - Grand Champion
  • Frankfurters (emulsified) - Reserve Grand Champion
  • Ham Bone-in (lightweight) - Reserve Grand Champion
  • Ham Boneless - Grand Champion
  • Semi-Dried Sausage - Reserve Grand Champion
  • Smoked Turkey - Reserve Grand Champion
  • Country Ham (Featured Class) - Grand Champion

Fischer Packing Company

  • Bacon (lightweight) - Champion
  • Braunschweiger - Reserve Grand Champion
  • Cured Specialty Meat - Reserve Champion (Smoked Boneless Turkey Breast)
  • Frankfurters (course ground) - Grand Champion
  • Ham Boneless - Reserve Champion
  • Luncheon Meat - Reserve Grand Champion

John's Butcher Shop

  • Bacon (heavyweight) - Reserve Champion

Merkley & Sons Packing Company Inc.

  • Ham Bone-in (lightweight) - Reserve Champion
  • Ham Boneless - Champion
  • Luncheon Meat - Reserve Champion

American Cured Meat Championship Winners:

Dewig Meats; Haubstadt, IN

  • Cured Meats Excellence Award
  • Braunschweiger - Reserve Champion
  • Dried Beef - Grand Champion
  • Frankfurters (Course Ground) - Reserve Grand Champion
  • Frankfurters (Emulsified) - Grand Champion
  • Ham (Bone-In) - Reserve Grand Champion
  • Ham (Boneless) - Champion
  • Luncheon Meat - Reserve Champion
  • Summer Sausage - Grand Champion

Merkley & Sons Packing Co, Inc; Jasper, IN

  • Ham (Semi Boneless) - Champion

Indiana plants that attended the 2016 American Association of Meat Processors National Convention:

  • Custom Quality Meats, New Haven
  • Dewig Meats, Haubstadt
  • John's Butcher Shop, Nappanee
  • Merkley & Sons, Jasper
  • Mischler's Meats, LaGrange
  • Wagon Wheel Country Market, Bloomington