American Meat Science Association

The American Meat Science Association is a broad-reaching organization of individuals that discovers, develops, and disseminates its collective meat science knowledge to provide leadership, education, and professional development. Our passion is to help meat science professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance and reach even higher goals. We accomplish this by fostering a learning community of meat scientists, industry partners, outside thought leaders and other stakeholders who embrace this vision.

AMSA is an individual membership organization of close to 2000 meat scientists representing major university research and teaching institutions and meat processing companies in the United States and internationally. Its members conduct basic and applied research and education programs in muscle growth and development, meat quality, food safety, processing technology and consumer and marketing issues relevant to the international meat industry.

AMSA is the premier provider of learning and knowledge for the meat science discipline. The association delivers innovative learning experiences, opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration and leadership development programs designed to advance the meat science discipline.

Offerings include industry science conferences, continuing education programs in meat quality and consistency, a peer-reviewed journal, and a growing online library of articles, fact sheets and training resources. In addition, the organization promotes the development of students through its innovative meat judging program, product development competition and leadership training activities.

Video Podcasts and Webinars

  • Grass or grain? Is there a definitively sustainable beef production system?

    03/22/2016

    The webinar examined the science relating to grass-fed and grain-fed beef in terms of sustainable... read more »

  • 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Update

    01/12/2016

    Kris Sollid, Registered Dietitian with the International Food Information Council and Sarah Romo... read more »

  • Meat in the Diet

    08/10/2015

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Social Media

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