Representing the meat and poultry industry since 1957

Southwest Meat Association

Southwest Meat Association (SMA) is a leading meat and poultry trade organization representing packers and processors all over the United States. SMA is an organization created to make a difference for its members by initiating opportunities, resolving problems, and thus helping our member companies to earn a reasonable return on their investment.

Membership Benefits: 


Networking Opportunities

Educational Programs

HACCP Training & Consulting

Regulatory Assistance

Membership Directory

Nutritional Labeling 

Information Services

Annual Convention




SMA Foundation Scholarship Applications are now open!

In 2020, the SMA Foundation awarded over $80,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students.  Applications can be viewed here.  Applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Virtual 13th Annual Mid-Year Conference

Thank you joining us for SMA’s Virtual 13th Annual Mid-Year Conference, “Succeeding in Challenging Times.”

Presentation Recordings can be found here.

13th Annual Mid-Year Conference Program Guide

Thank to our sponsors!


SMA Virtual 64th Annual Convention

Thank you for joining us for the Virtual 64th Annual Convention featuring lectures from industry leaders sharing relevant and insightful content on challenges facing the meat and poultry industry today. 

64th Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase Program Book

A complete recording of each presentations from the virtual convention can be found here. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors