KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and MEAT+POULTRY have announced a partnership to address the unique issues and opportunities facing family-owned meat and poultry companies. Family Business Focus will promote NAMI programs designed specifically for family businesses via a quarterly insert in the print edition of MEAT+POULTRY in addition to twice-monthly special reports included in MEAT+POULTRY’s Daily e-newsletter dedicated to tackling specific challenges facing family businesses. Family Business Focus will also become an ongoing part of the MEAT+POULTRY Podcast, including bi-monthly interviews with processors, consultants and academics offering insight on the nuances involved with surviving and thriving in a family business.

“The Meat Institute represents many small and large processors and suppliers owned and operated by families. We know there is a unique demand for information to make their businesses sustainable,” said Julie Anna Potts, NAMI president and CEO. “We are looking forward to partnering with MEAT+POULTRY to expand our outreach and bring our members and the industry at large more information to help ensure their success.”

“Using feedback from NAMI and its many family-owned member companies, MEAT+POULTRY is well positioned to develop multimedia content to address the issues and concerns facing the operators of this vital segment of the meat and poultry processing industry,” said Editor Joel Crews. “It is an honor to work with NAMI to inform and educate its members and small meat processing operations throughout the industry. We look forward to building a trusted community of like-minded business professionals committed to making their family businesses successful legacies for generations to come.”