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RMC Incubating Research and Development -Teaching, Leading and Manufacturing Speakers Announced

May 03, 2018

AMSA 71st RMC Incubating Research and Development -Teaching, Leading and Manufacturing Speakers Announced

Champaign IL. April 27, 2018 – The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce, Dr. Rodrigo Tarté , Michelle Wetzel, and  Dr. Brandon Goehring will be the featured speakers at the AMSA 71st Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) Symposium titled “Incubating Research and Development -Teaching, Leading and Manufacturing,” on Wednesday, June 27 in Kansas City, MO sponsored by Kemin.  Research and Development by nature of the process is always subject to change due to new tools and new ways to measure variables and acquire data.  The process and the people involved must be flexible and current.  People must be prepared for the role plus continue learning and adapting throughout their career.  That also applies to new companies who benefit from support from people and companies that have been there before. The speakers in this session will focus on:

Developing the Developer: How to be RTE (Ready-to-Employ) on Day One: Success as a product developer requires a good combination of hard and soft skills, certain professional traits, and an understanding of the differences between academic research and industrial product development. Dr. Rodrigo Tarté, Assistant Professor of Meat Science at Iowa State University, will focus on how individuals can prepare ahead of time to be as ready as possible on the first day of the job.

Leading Research and Development Teams:  Leadership is a skill that needs to be nurtured and developed throughout your lifetime. In this presentation Michelle Wetzel, Director of Research, Development and Applications for Kerry, will help attendees learn how to become a respected technical leader while growing your career.

Research and Development Processes of Small to Medium Meat Processors: Dr. Brandon Goehring, Food Application Scientist with UltraSource LLC, will highlight research and development processes of small processors as they grow to become corporate entities. He will also discuss will be how and why most new small businesses form, how they go about developing new products, the challenges of upgrading technology, and the challenges of developing new products when converting to a corporate business structure.

The AMSA 71st RMC will be held June 24-27, 2018 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information regarding the AMSA 71st RMC please visit: http://www.meatscience.org/rmc or contact Deidrea Mabry 1-800-517-AMSA ext. 12.

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AMSA fosters community and professional development among individuals who create and apply science to efficiently provide safe and high quality meat (defined as red meat (beef, pork and lamb), poultry, fish/seafood and meat from other managed species).

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