Tom R. Carr, PhD

Tom R Carr

 Dr. Carr has held a teaching/extension position at the University of Illinois since 1974 where he has instructed courses in meat animal and carcass evaluation, and meat selection and classification. He has been recognized by AMSA for his selfless commitment to teaching and mentoring and for his collective contribution to the education and advancement of a new generation of meat industry scientists. Among his contributions, he is a long-time coach of university meat judging and meat animal evaluation teams. He is credited with helping to send more than 50 percent of meats team participants on to meat industry employment, or to the pursuit of advanced degrees.

As his career progressed, Dr. Carr has been the recipient of a number of academic or industry honors, and recently received the Senior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. Dr. Carr’s contributions to AMSA are numerous. His leadership in both executive and committee capacities has served the organization in its tradition and its evolution and, perhaps most notably, helped provide critical, formative educational and experiential events shaping the meat industry’s future leaders.

Continuing the Legacy

The proceeds from this fund will be used to support AMSA youth activities including the meat judging program.


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