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AMSA Development Council

Mission and Goals

Our values are the same as our membership's: to make a real difference through high integrity meat science. Established in 2001 by the AMSA membership, the council's mission is to generate and allocate resources to support and enhance educational programs and the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in meat science. AMSA members desire to make it possible for the world to enjoy safe, affordable, abundant, nutritious meat that improves health and longevity and productivity. To help create this future, the AMSA Development Council has the vision to fund new and ongoing AMSA programs that recruit and develop students and young professionals and strengthen careers that help feed the world.

The Work of the Council

  • Develop and implement strategies through which the Council may solicit, receive and distribute contributions.
  • Allocate resources consistent with legal and regulatory requirements, the wishes of the donor, and the goals and objectives of AMSA.
  • Ensure prudent investment of contributions made to the Council.
  • Develop and maintain procedures for donor recognition.


Council Members

AMSA Mentorship Funds

Joe Cordray, Ph.D.

Joe Cordray
Dr. Joe Cordray is a long-time member and leader in the AMSA. He has made significant contributions to the Meat Science discipline and the meat industry over a very successful career. He has been recognized as for his many contributions to the meat industry at State, National and International venues. He is a Fellow in the American Meat Science Association and was named a member of the Meat Industry Hall of Fame in 2017. He has provided truly exceptional educational programs in the form of numerous extension short courses for meat industry personnel during his 25-year tenure at Iowa State University. Even with these prestigious credentials, his greatest contribution may be his service as a mentor to many leaders in the meat industry and the AMSA. Therefore, recognition with this mentorship is well earned.

Continuing the Legacy

The earnings from this fund will be used to support the Program, Communication, and Outreach Fund.