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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

Mohammad Koohmaraie, Candidate for Mentor Recognition

During his career, Dr. Mohammad Koohmaraie has focused his research in three major areas: combating pathogenic contamination of beef; the biological mechanisms regulating beef tenderness; and meat quality measurement, including the development of non-invasive instrumentation for carcass yield and quality classification. His research has provided the industry with answers to longstanding challenges.  After 24 years as a USDA scientist, Koohmaraie left the public sector to pursue his passion for ensuring beef safety and quality in the private sector. In April 2008, he joined IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group as chief executive officer of the Meat Division. At IEH, he continues his longstanding efforts of working closely with the industry to help companies produce the safest meat possible.

Specific Purpose of Funds:  The funds from this mentorship will go towards supporting fresh meat research and its presentation at the AMSA Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC). 

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