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 & Animal Biologics Discovery 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 consists of six 2.5-day workshops alongside a formal graduation ceremony, and candidates are required to successfully complete four program 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.
UW Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Building
The Master Meat Crafter Training Program will take place at our brand new, state-of-the-art UW Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Building, located on campus at 1933 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706. Learn more about the building and additional programs here.
- 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” with a formal graduation ceremony held in Madison.