About the Program
The Master Meat Crafter Program is a highly regarded and first-of-its-kind meat industry training program offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Meat Science program. It is designed to provide participants with a well-rounded, in-depth, and comprehensive knowledge of Meat Science, Food Safety, and meat processing principles. The 2-year program requires successful completion of four elements for graduation and subsequent distinction as “Master Meat Crafter”.
Acceptance into this program will be based upon the quality and content of the required training program application. Applicants with at least 5 years of experience in ownership, operation, or employment in a meat processing establishment will be viewed favorably. However, other backgrounds will be considered for admission. The program is limited to 30 participants per class.
- Six 2.5 day workhops
- Homework assignments
- Plant Project
Distinction as Master Meat Crafter
After successfully completing all program elements, participants will receive the distinction of “Master Meat Crafter.”
A formal graduation ceremony is held to signify the completion of the program.