Since opening our doors on October 16, 2006, the Elma Locker & Grocery, Inc. has brought home many awards from the Iowa Meat Processors Association Convention and Trade Show. The Iowa Meat Processors Association Convention and Trade Show is held yearly in Ames, Iowa. There are twenty classes that a meat processor can enter. The products are judged by a team of thirty professionals from Iowa State University and several other universities as well as some industry experts. Products are scored on external and internal appearance, flavor and aroma, and workmanship. Awards are as follows: Grand Champion is first place, Reserve Grand Champion is second place, Champion is third place, and Reserve Champion is fourth place. We started entering our meat products to be judged at the convention in 2008.