USDA's Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program (MPPTA)

April 5, 2022
USDA's Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program (MPPTA)

What does the MPPTA Offer?

Access to technical experts from across industry, academia and state and federal government.

Focused content for diverse stakeholders, including family-owned, rural, minority-owned, Native American and Tribal-owned businesses, and other underserved entities seeking to build or expand meat and poultry processing and supply chain capacity.

General assistance with navigating USDA grant application and award processes, and successful post-award grant management

One-one-one advising, including project and proposal reviews tailored to the specific needs of diverse stakeholders, from small and very small processors and new enterprise startups to organizations developing regional concepts and established mid-sized processing companies.

Educational resources, events, and webinars covering topics of interest for meat and poultry processing enterprises of all types.

 

Note: The MPPTA Program does not offer or provide contractor services or financial capital. It does not offer grant writing or project management services, nor does the voluntary use of MPPTA guarantee the success of a grant application or the grant-funded project.

 

In March 2022, AMS identified the following organizations to serve as TA Providers:

Flower Hill Institute

Oregon State University- Niche Meat Processors Assistance Network

Intertribal Agriculture Council 

American Association of Meat Processors 

American Meat Science Association

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute

 




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August 1, 2024
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The annual Cornell Field Crop Research Field Day will be Thursday, August 1 at the Musgrave Research Farm, Aurora, N.Y. The program features walking and hay wagon tours in the morning and afternoon. 

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August 19, 2024 : 2024 Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm
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Join us for a free field day to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Zack and Annie Metzger will be our hosts. They have run this 200 year-old small diversified farm for 8 years. They process their poultry in a 20C kitchen, where they produce value-added products like sausage and dehydrated chicken feet.

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Join us for a free field day to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Brett and Sara Budde will be our hosts. They raise slow-growth organic broilers on their diversified farm in large flocks on woodland pasture. Their birds are processed into whole birds, parts, and chicken sausage.

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