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2016 Master Meat Crafter Graduation Event Information

The graduation event of the 2016 Master Meat Crafter class will occur over a span of 1.5 days, on the 21-22nd of January in 2016. Candidates’ plant project presentations will begin at 1:00pm on Thursday in the UW Pyle Center (702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI) and will resume Friday at 8:00am. All are welcome to attend […]


2016-2018 MMC Materials Posted

Materials (brochure, program outline, and application) have now been posted for the next Master Meat Crafter Training program class.  The class will begin in 2016.  Click on the “Master Meat Crafter Training Program” link to find program details.


2015 Meat Curing School

On January 14-16, the Master Meat Crafter training participants gathered at the University of Wisconsin to attend the Meat Curing School where they learned about the scientific, technical, and practical application of meat curing.  This was the 4th of the 6 required Schools for completion of the MMC program.  One of the highlights of the program was an […]

The 2014 Class of Master Meat Crafter Graduates.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 Master Meat Crafter Graduates!

On the evening of January 17th, twenty-one Master Meat Crafter candidates successfully met the requirements necessary to receive the distinction of Master Meat Crafter.  The graduation ceremony highlighted Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. Ben Brancel, and the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Dr. Kate VandenBosch, as keynote speakers, and focused on […]


2012 Basic HACCP Training Program

While conversing with any meat processor, food vendor or restaurant owner/operator, simply mention the acronym ‘HACCP’. Instantaneously, you may observe adverse emotions of frustration and agitation; however, this is no longer the case for the 63 citified participants of the 2012 Basic HACCP Training program held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Animal Sciences Building. For […]

1st Graduating Class

Seventeen Candidates Receive Distinction as “Master Meat Crafter”

Smiles of achievement, excitement and relief were seen on many faces at the first ever Master Meat Crafter Training program graduation ceremony was held at the DoubleTree hotel in Madison, WI on January 20th, 2012. This day marked the end of a two year rigorous meat processing training program for seventeen individuals as sausage makers […]