Mission and Vision Statements

Mission: Cultivate a global community of  professionals and students to discover,  apply and communicate meat science  and technology.

Vision: An organization recognized for its unmatched competence and commitment to attracting and developing meat industry leaders and providing science-based meat research and information.

More Than a Half Century of Service

The AMSA’s roots are a half century deep in meat science, beginning with the first Reciprocal Meat Conference held in 1948. Formally incorporated in 1964, AMSA is organized as a professional society. Its unique role is to provide the forum for all interests in meat—commercial, academic, government and consumer—to come together in a reasoned, scientifically-based atmosphere and address the needs of the processing and marketing segments of industry, the consuming public, its own members and others in the biological and nutritional sciences.

Development of Meat Science in the United States

Dr. R. W. Bray, AMSA's first president, was a distinguished professor of meat science at the University of Wisconsin. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Reciprocal Meat Conference, he wrote a history of the development of the meat science discipline in the United States. That article is available here.

AMSA's Strategic Plan

The AMSA Board reviews the Strategic Plan on a regular basis, to allign core strategies. This strategic governance process includes a set of guiding principals, sets goals and objectives. Details on the structure of the plan are posted here.