Membership

 
 
 
 
We believe there is strength in numbers and are always happy to welcome new members. Membership runs from April 1st through March 31st and only costs $50.00 per year. Membership dues and proceeds from our annual convention support the following:
  • Sponsored one of the Achievement Awards presented by the Agriculture Processing Division of Wyoming in FFA Proficiency
  • Sponsored a 4-H Meat Judging Competition in Kansas City
  • Distribute scholarships to students at the University of Wyoming
  • Sponsored attendance by the Cured Meats Competition's Grand Champion to compete at the American Association of Meat Processors Convention
  • Help to cover expenses associated with the creation and distribution of the Meat the Press newsletter distributed to all members of the Wyoming and Colorado associations
  • Creation and maintenance of our website
  • A wide variety of short course classes held throughout the year
  • And more! 
To join the WMPA, please contact Maggie Haworth at 307.856.9700.
 
 
CODE OF ETHICS
 
All Association members subscribe to the following "Code of Ethics" as a condition of their membership:
  1. Members shall give fair and accurate measure in products, making use of proper identification and labeling as to quality, weight, count, and/or volume.
  2. Services and goods shall be delivered as promised and members shall declare any implied, limited or full warranty, or the lack thereof, and honor it.
  3. Members shall maintain high standards of plant cleanliness and sanitation, maintaining those standards in areas of transportation, distribution and sale to fully protect product quality and integrity.
  4. Members shall comply with local, state and/or federal regulations and standards as applicable to goods and services they offer.
  5. Advertising and all promotions, whether delivered in written, oral or audiovisual format, shall be truthful and accurate, and without misrepresentation.
  6. Members shall not misrepresent product or service, the nature, or scope of their business operations, nor imply that a specific quantity or selection of foods is adequate for the purchaser's entire requirements in any specific period when such is not the fact.
  7. Members shall provide customers with an accurate declaration of price by pound, ounce, count, weight, volume or unit for all meat and/or other food items.
  8. Savings shall not be promised to customers unless they can be fully substantiated.
  9. Members shall emphasize animal welfare and shall provide humane treatment for livestock and poultry during transport, holding, and slaughter. Employees involved with animals will be expected to practice humane handling techniques.
  10. Illegal actions or violations of law committed by firms, or individuals, agents or other representatives of such firms, may be considered grounds for rejection of an application for membership in the Wyoming Meat Processors Association and Colorado Association of Meat Processors when such firms, individuals, agents or other representatives of such firms make such application through the same or other entities or subsequent businesses.

Document List

Membership Form for Suppliers

Membership Form for Wyoming Processors