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Food Safety Net Services Awards 2017 Meat Judging Scholarships

Dec 21, 2017

Food Safety Net Services Awards 2017 Meat Judging Scholarships

During the 2017 Meat Judging season, Food Safety Net Services generously sponsored $1000 scholarships to the total contest individual at each major AMSA meat judging contest. "Meat Judging has been a passion of mine since I was a freshman in High School. After graduation, I went on to judge and coach at Texas A&M University under the guidance of Albert Usener and Dr. Gary Smith," said John Bellinger, CEO of Food Safety Net Services. Contestants were eligible to receive the scholarship once, if the top individual had already received a scholarship it then went to the next eligible high individual. Twelve individuals from different universities were the recipients of the 2017 scholarships. AMSA shares a strong commitment to developing the next generation of meat scientists which is made possible with the support of our sustaining partners, like Food Safety Net Services.

AMSA and Food Safety Net Services would like to congratulate this year's scholarship recipients winners!

National Western
Senior Division – Maddy Ainsley, Texas Tech University
A Division – Mario Alvarez, Clarendon College

Southwestern
Senior Division – Kyle Mahagan, Texas Tech University
A Division – Britt Dixon, Clarendon College

Houston
Senior Division –April Molitor, Texas Tech University
A Division – Morgan Winchester, Fort Scott Community College

Eastern National
Senior Division – Ben Mills, Texas Tech University

Elanco Animal Health American Royal
Senior Division – Jenna Frink, Colorado State University
A Division – Rachel Gold, Fort Scott Community College

Cargill High Plains
Senior Division – Kaylee Martin, Texas Tech University
A Division – Ryan Malone, Fort Scott Community College

International 
Senior Division – Eric Koehlmoos, Oklahoma State University

Food Safety Net Services, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a national network of ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratories providing expert technical resources that assist companies with implementing food safety and quality programs that deliver critical information needed to continually improve process controls. Food Safety Net Services has been a longtime supporter of the meat judging program and the annual Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award. AMSA would like to recognize and sincerely say thank you to Food Safety Net Services for all of their continued support.

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