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Hallie Hutto and Joanna Swenson Join the AMSA Team

May 19, 2016
Hallie Hutto and Joanna Swenson are assisting AMSA this summer as our communication and video production interns! The AMSA internship program is underwritten by the AMSA Educational Foundation John Forrest and F.C. Parrish Mentor Funds.


Hallie Hutto is a junior Agricultural Communications major at Texas Tech University. As a communications major and an agriculture enthusiast, she has been able to combine her passion for improving the future of agriculture and drive to spread positive, uplifting messages about the agriculture industry. She loves collaborating with enthusiastic, forward-thinking leaders who know where they are heading. She was a member of the 2013 Texas Tech Wool Judging Team, and spent the 2014 and 2015 academic school years studying, travelling and competing on the Texas Tech Meats Judging Team increasing her knowledge in all aspects of agriculture and specifically the meats industry. She is very involved in the Texas Tech Block and Bridle Association where she is currently serving as the president. She is also currently president of the Texas Tech meat science association. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with my family and friends.

Joanna Swenson is from Arvada, Colorado and will be a senior at Colorado State University, studying Animal Science and Agricultural Business. Currently, she is on the 2016 CSU meat judging team, as well as being involved on campus in the Block and Bridle club, and the CSU Livestock Association. As a 2016 AMSA summer intern, she is excited to gain a broader viewpoint and deeper understanding of the meat industry, while developing connections and advancing communication skills. Additionally, she is looking forward to going to RMC, Rockies games, and adventuring in the mountains this summer!

AMSA is excited to have Joanna and Hallie join the team as we are ramping up all efforts to have everything ready to go in a few weeks for the 2016 RMC. From designing award banners, to launching the app, to interacting on social media, Joanna and Hallie will gain firsthand experience with all aspects of AMSA and RMC. They will also gain insights, skills and experience in online communication in the context of scientific education and outreach as we continue to generate resources and information for the AMSA consumer website TheMeatWeEat.com.

Social Media

  • @MeatScience: Thanks @Elanco for their support of the meat judging program. They are making a huge difference for these students! #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations to @TexasTech University, Senior Division champs of the American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations to Fort Scott Community College, American Royal Meat Judging champions for the A-Division #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations Jenna Frink, Colorado State University: High Individual, Senior Division in the American Royal Meat Judging Contest
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations Rachel Gold, Fort Scott Community College: High Individual, A-Division of today's American Royal Meat Judging Contest