National Country Ham Association

The National Country Ham Association (NCHA) was organized in 1992 to represent the interest of Country Ham Producers nationwide. Membership includes processor, supplier and academia advisor members. The processor membership has representation in six states.


Save the Date:  July 22, 2017, 2-6 pm

NCHA Board Meeting and Membership Meeting

Good Barn at the University of Kentucky

Held in conjunction with the 78th American Convention of Meat Processors, 
Hyatt Regency, Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY, July 20-22, 2017

Please find attached the Non-Exhibitor Registration form along with the meat processor registration form. Below are links to the Hyatt hotel and online meat processors registration if one would rather do it online.  The overflow hotel is the Hilton Lexington at 1-877-539-1648 and ask for the group code ‘AAMP17‘, or register online at

NCHA members are encouraged to compete in the American Cured Meats Competiton at the AAMP show.  If have any questions regarding the ACMC Competiton, please email Diana Dietz at


Country Ham Comfort

Country ham producers have their own recipes for curing and/or smoking their hams, so while they are similar none are the same. Country ham can be found today in specialty shops or better grocery stores. Time-strapped cooks can simply make a phone call or go online to order a unique country ham, which can be ordered one day and delivered the next, cooked, sliced and ready to serve!