Supplier of the Year
The Supplier of the Year Award is an annual award chosen by NMA’s General Members as a recognition of NMA’s Associate Members. The award is to honor an individual whose contributions to the meat and poultry industry have been outstanding. The Supplier of the Year award is presented at NMA’s Annual Convention.
Professional of the Year
The Professional of the Year Award is an acknowledgment of an individual who has proven to be the quintessential professional, someone who can be relied upon time and again to provide services above and beyond. Awardees have distinguished themselves through their activities and roles in the meat and poultry industry. The Professional of the Year award is presented at NMA’s Annual Convention.
E. Floyd Forbes Award
NMA’s E. Floyd Forbes Award is named after the first president of NMA’s predecessor organization, Western States Meat Packers Association (WSMPA). His early dedication to the WSMPA created the foundation for NMA to flourish for over fifty years! This prestigious award is presented annually at NMA’s Annual Convention for exemplary service to NMA and the meat and poultry industry.
NMA Scholarship Foundation
The NMA Scholarship Foundation encourages undergraduate students to pursue a degree in the Animal, Meat and Food Sciences. Since 1995, it has granted tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to exceptional undergraduate students.