March 21-22, 2017
Participants will learn the practical science and art of sausage-making & meat curing from a team of University instructors, supplier specialists, and award-winning “wurstmachers”. Instructors teach the principles of meat processing at a basic, applied level and information is aimed at operators who have small to moderate amounts of meat curing and sausage-making experience. However, processors from every level of experience can benefit from this program. Instruction will include several processing demonstrations and product evaluations.
The Wisconsin Meat Processing School opens on Tuesday with registration at 7:45 am. A shuttle service will be provided from the Hampton Inn hotel to the UW Meat Lab at 7:30 am each day. A light continental breakfast, break items, and lunch will be offered each day. The course begins promptly at 8:00 am and will wrap-up at 5:15 pm.
Tuesday evening will feature the best “wurst“ dinner you’ll ever have, showcasing a variety of specialty “old world” meat products at the Essen Haus authentic German restaurant in Madison.
Wednesday’s session will begin at 8:00 am, and the will conclude at 4:00 pm. During Wednesday’s lunch, products from Tuesday’s manufacturing demonstrations will be sampled & evaluated.
2016 Wisconsin Meat Processing School Participants
Registration Fee: $325 per person
Fee Includes: Course materials, break items & lunches, Tuesday evening dinner, refreshments, and shuttle service. Lodging and other meals are not included. A certificate of participation will be presented to each registrant.
Pre-registration is required by March 7, 2016. Confirmation of registration and a map will be mailed to participants prior to the school.
Course Location and Parking:
The location for the Wisconsin Meat Processing School will be the UW Meat Science Laboratory – 1805 Linden Drive, Madison, WI. Parking is not readily available on campus, so a shuttle will transport you between the Double Tree Hotel and the Meat Laboratory. If you do wish to drive your own vehicle, you can visit the UW Transportation Services website at: http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/visitor.aspx or call (608) 262-8683 to request a visitor permit for a nearby lot at $12/day.
Campus Parking Ramps
Hampton Inn & Suites (608) 255-0360
440 West Johnson Street Madison, WI 53703
Use Group Code: “MPS” to receive rate of $129/night
A room block with the special group rate will be
in place until February 20, 2017
If you have to cancel, call Madi Potratz at (608) 890-3633 to receive a full refund. If you cancel after March 7, a $25 cancellation fee will be charged. If you fail to cancel, no refund will be granted.
If you have questions regarding registration or otherwise,
please contact Madi Potratz at (608) 890-3633 or email