Welcome to the NARA Blog!

Welcome to the North American Renderers Association (NARA) blog!


Positive changes are happening here at NARA. In addition to a new name (National Renderers Association (NRA) was changed to NARA in 2019), increased sustainability focus, rendering education and awareness, and a brand-new website, we are also launching our official blog!

In these posts we will educate about Rendering: what it is, how it works, and why it is so integral to sustainability, reduced food waste, and shrinking the carbon footprint of animal agriculture.

We will also be blogging on NARA news and events, facts, and information about all things rendering, the environment and sustainability in all its forms.

For our first blog, we can think of no better topic than to tell you about a (furry) new member of the NARA family…


Welcome NARA II!


Last October, attendees at NARA’s 2019 Annual Convention generously contributed to our partner nonprofit organization, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), which pairs canine assistance animals with children, adults, and veterans in need. Attendees were so generous in fact, that our donation allowed us to name one of CCI’s newest canine helpers, a yellow lab puppy officially named “Nara II.”


He really is a cutie if we say so ourselves…


Nara II is currently being raised in the San Luis Obispo, CA area and doing well. NARA staff will be receiving and sharing updates on his progress as he continues training to become a highly skilled assistance dog who will help and enrich someone’s life.


Learn more about CCI’s important work by visiting www.cci.org.

The North American Renderers Association (NARA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not discriminate in the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.

As a participant in USDA programs, we share the commitment to comply with all federal, state and local civil rights laws and those of the USDA. More about this commitment is available on the USDA website page here.