MMPA creates a community for meat processors to acquire knowledge and regulation awareness, promoting profitable connections and economic advancement.
A NOTE FROM MMPA PRESIDENT
Convention time is upon us. I think I speak for the entire board that we are pretty excited to be able to put on a convention again having missed the 2020 convention. It's always an awesome time to be able to get together and share knowledge and B.S. with people that some of us only get to see once a year. It has been a really tough year having to change the way that we do business and live our everyday lives in the face of the pandemic. I’m excited most for the opportunity to be able to get back out and be able to resume life as we used to know it. I think that there are some important things that can be taken away from the pandemic that we as people have kind of forgotten about or taken for granted.
With that being said, we are excited to resume our convention schedule back in Kalispell MT. Our convention dates will be the 28th thru the 31st at the Hilton Inn. As always, we will have great seminars and be able to meet plenty of new people that can help us in our industry, as well as all of the fun and entertaining things that Jeremy and Janell have planned. Being that we are the only convention that is happening in the northwest our hope is that people will give MMPA a chance. I know for my family as soon as we decided to attend the first convention we were hooked. I believe in MMPA and everything that we do, if not I would not be willing to donate the time and effort to MMPA.
If you have a neighboring plant or know of a new plant that is coming on board, please invite them to try to attend. If you know a supplier that you work with that is not a member do your best to try to get them to come. I am looking forward to the convention this year and can’t wait to see everyone.
JAYSON EMMETT-PRESIDENT MMPA
CURRENT MMPA LEADERSHIP
Stillwater Packing, Columbus, MT
Ranch House Meat & Sausage Company, Billings, MT
SECRETARY & TREASURER
Happel’s Clean-Cut Meats, Bozeman, MT
Pioneer Meats, Big Timber, MT
MMPA PAST PRESIDENTS
1988 - 1990 LUCKY SEIBERT (Seibert's Laurel Slaughter)
1990 - 1991 T. S. LAURENS* (Stampede Packing)
1991 - 1993 TIM HINTZE* (Whitefish Custom Meats)
1993 - 1994 LUCKY SEIBERT (Seibert's Laurel Slaughter)
1994 - 1995 ED RYAN* (Ryan's Processing)
1995 - 1997 MIKE McGinley (Beaverhead Meats)
1997 - 1999 DAN BULSKI (Gallatin Meat Processing)
1999 - 2001 LEONARD MIGNEAU (L & L Meats)
2001 - 2003 DEWEY EMMETT* (Stillwater Packing)
2003 - 2005 JEFF BENNETT (Vandevanter Meats)
2005 - 2007 LYN STOWERS** (Chalet Market)
2007 - 2009 DEREK MANSEAU** (Snowy Mountain Meats)
2009 - 2011 WES PLUMMER* (Lower Valley Processing)
2011 - 2013 MATT ELVBAKKEN* (Tizer Meats)
2013 - 2015 NICHOL HARRELL* (Tizer Meats)
2015 - 2017 BRAIN ENGLE* (Pioneer Meats)
2017 - 2019 JEREMY PLUMMER* (Lower Valley Processing)
2019 - Present JAYSON EMMETT* (Stillwater Packing)
* Designates Active Processor Member (Plant)
** Designates Associate Member
CURRENT MMPA OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
42 Hersrud Road Columbus, MT 59019
6608 Hwy 312, Billings, MT 59105
SECRETARY & TREASURER
4700 Gooch Hill Road, Bozeman, MT 59718
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Ken Braaten – 1 yr.
4290 Farm to Market Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901
Austin Daniels - 2 yrs.
520 W Griffin Dr, Bozeman, MT 59715
Jeremy Plummer – 1 yr.
2115 Lower Valley Rd. Kalispell, MT 59901
Brian Engle - 2 yrs.
P.O. 100 Big Timber, MT 59011
Matt Elvbakken – 1 yr.
3550 Tizer Road Helena, MT 59602
Tanner Gambill - 2 yrs.
4432 S Frontage Rd. Billings, MT 59101
Doug Wixon – 1 yr.
1064 Hwy 2 West, Glasgow, MT 59230
John McFerran - 2 yrs.
Supplier Director & Chairman
B & L Scales
351 Scott St. Billings, MT 59101
WEBMASTER, NEWSLETTER DESIGN/EDITOR, ADVERTISING, & REGISTRATIONS:
2021 CURED MEATS COMMITTEE
Heidi Feldtman - 1 yr.
Amber Emmett - 1 yr.
Jamie Wines - 2 yrs.
Jerry Haun - 2 yrs.
34th ANNUAL 2022 BIG TIMBER, MT CONVENTION
Sweatgrass County Fairgrounds
April 21, 22, 23, 24
2022 BIG TIMBER 34th ANNUAL CONVENTION CHAIRMAN