Omaha to Host American Association of Meat Processors Convention


The 85th American Convention of Meat Processors & Suppliers’ Exhibition returns to Omaha, Nebraska, on August 1–3, 2024, at the CHI Health Center Omaha and Hilton Omaha. The professional community from around the nation will gather for a positively buzzing event.

Omaha to Host American Association of Meat Processors Convention

Preconvention Activities to Jumpstart the Convention

Mark your calendars on 31 July for AAMP’s kick-off preconvention activities. Nebraska Processors Bus Tour stops include the following:

  • Wahoo Locker in Wahoo, NE
  • Lincoln Premium Poultry in Fremont, NE
  • Oakland Processing in Oakland, NE
  • Supplier International Spices in Fremont, NE

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Processing Course

Join in for an all-day session: “Back to the Basics and Into the Future,” featuring:

  • Hands-on demonstrations of beef and pork cutting
  • Marination techniques
  • Bold burger ideas
  • Deer processing tips

Spouse Shopping and Winery Tour

Spend the day enjoying Omaha with stops at Bakers Candy and a tasting session at Soaring Wings Winery.

Note: This event is open to participants who are 21 years of age and older only. Activities cost $50, and we recommend pre-registration due to space limitations.

Meat Processors Convention Highlights

AAMP 2024 kicks off on Aug. 1 with a keynote by Tom Oar of The History Channel’s “Mountain Men.” He is also the uncle of AAMP President Tom Eickman.

The conference will also have a range of over a dozen educational sessions covering:

    • Succession planning
    • Big Flavors, Big Intentions
    • Company culture
    • New Software Innovations.
    • First Aid
    • Special demo sessions will focus on bacon and sausage production on August 2

The Largest Trade Show Floor Yet

This year’s show will be the largest in the history of AAMP, with over 330 booths filled with new opportunities to learn about networking technologies and key purchases to grow your business. Be sure to walk every aisle and see all the exhibit has to offer.

Social Events and Networking

AAMP isn’t all business; there’s time to socialize and network, too. Enjoy social functions, starting with a welcome reception on Wednesday evening and culminating in a formal dinner on Saturday. The Thursday evening activity at the Durham Museum is an optional event.

Induction into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame

August 2 at 5:00 p.m. kicks off the Meat Industry Hall of Fame Induction and Reception at the CHI Health Center. This is where The AAMP inducts famous meat industry figures, such as past AAMP members Ed Woods, Clarence Knebel, and Gary Crane.

American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC)

The American Cured Meat Championships is the only national competition that judges cured meat products within the United States.

  • The best product will receive The “Clarence Knebel Best of Show Memorial Award.”
  • The best overall plant will receive the “Cured Meats Excellence Award.”

There are 29 categories, including the Specialty Beef Product class and a university competition for students.

Why Pre-register?

Pre-register now for the convention for $595 before June 28. Registration received after June 28 will be at the on-site rate, plus the pre-registration fee. E-mail questions to

Who Should Attend The American Association of Meat Processors Convention?

AAMP’s annual convention serves small processing firms in the meat, poultry, and food business. This family-oriented function caters to everyone—from veterans in the field to new entrants into the meat processing industry.

Head to AAMP 2024 in Omaha for learning, networking, and fun!

Additional Information: Save The Date – 85th American Convention of Meat Processors and Suppliers’ Exhibition

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