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  • DR. JOHN FORREST HONORED BY AMSA WITH THE 2020 R.C. POLLOCK AWARD

    Jul 31, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces that Dr. John Forrest has been named the 2020 AMSA R.C. Pollock Award winner. The R.C. Pollock Award is presented annually in honor of the first general manager of the National Live Stock and Meat Board. This award is sponsored by the AMSA Development Council R.C. Pollock, Robert Bray, and Vern Cahill Mentor Recognition Funds. Dr. Forrest will be honored on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (CST), during the Virtual 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation.
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  • DARRELL DOWD HONORED WITH THE 2020 INTERCOLLEGIATE MEAT JUDGING MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

    Jul 29, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces Darrell Dowd as the 2020 AMSA Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award winner. The Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award was established in 1993 to recognize outstanding contributions or service to the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Program. This award is sponsored by the Food Safety Net Services and Agri-West International. Dowd will be honored on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (CST), during the Virtual 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation.
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  • AMSA HONORS DR. GREGG RENTFROW AS THE 2020 DISTINGUISHED EXTENSION-INDUSTRY SERVICE AWARD WINNER

    Jul 27, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces that Dr. Gregg Rentfrow is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Extension-Industry Service Award. The award was established in 1965 to recognize outstanding achievement in meat science extension and service to the industry and is sponsored by the Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education. Dr. Rentfrow will be honored on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (CST), during the Virtual 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation.
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  • AMSA Announces Symposium Speakers on Corporate Responsibility and Giving Back

    Jul 27, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce, Dr. Justin Ransom, Ms. Julie Garfieldt Kofoed and Ms. Claire Kells, will be the featured speakers in the concurrent symposium entitled “Corporate Responsibility and Giving Back” on Thursday, August 6, 2020 during the 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) exclusively virtual meeting. This session will be sponsored by Seaboard Foods, Seaboard Triumph Foods and Daily’s Premium Meats.
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  • 2020 Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award Recipients

    Jul 22, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces Megan Eckhardt, Becca Grimes, Katie Lybarger, Conner McKinzie, Chandler Sarchet, Colton Smith and Hannah Williams as the 2020 Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award recipients. The Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award promotes meat science by recognizing outstanding undergraduate students with potential for a career in meats. The candidates may or may not have committed himself/herself to a career in meats but have demonstrated an interest in meat science and the meat industry. The Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award is sponsored by ADM. All students will be honored during the Virtual 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation.
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  • AMSA HONORS DR. HUFF-LONERGAN AS THE 2020 AMSA DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD WINNER

    Jul 13, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces Dr. Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award. The award was established to recognize excellence in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate meat science courses and the impact on the lives of those students in a highly positive manner. The award is sponsored by Hawkins, Inc. Dr. Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan will be honored on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (CST), during the Virtual 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation.
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  • AMSA’S 2020 ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONORS DR. DUSTIN BOLER, DR. TRAVIS O’QUINN AND DR. GARY SULLIVAN

    Jun 26, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced the three AMSA members that will be the recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Dustin Boler, Dr. Travis O’Quinn and Dr. Gary Sullivan will be honored on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (CST), during the Virtual 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation. The Achievement Award was established in 1992 and is designed to recognize and foster the development of young AMSA members who have demonstrated significant skills and contribution to the animal products industry and the AMSA. The award is sponsored by Burke Corporation.
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  • Dr. Gretchen Mafi Awarded the 2019 AMSA Distinguished Teaching Award

    May 21, 2019
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is excited to announce Dr. Gretchen Mafi as the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award. The award was established to recognize excellence in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate meat science courses and the impact on the lives of those students in a highly positive manner.
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  • AMSA’s 2019 Achievement Award Honors Carrie Garner, Dr. Jerrad Legako, and Dr. Ranjith Ramanathan

    May 16, 2019
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced the three AMSA members who will be the recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award. Carrie Garner, Dr. Jerrad Legako, and Dr. Ranjith Ramanathan will be honored on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at a special awards banquet during the AMSA 72nd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) in Loveland, CO.
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  • AMSA Welcomes Meyer Natural Foods to the Sustaining Partners Program

    Jan 31, 2019
    Meyer Natural Foods has joined over 40 other companies and institutions as a Sustaining Partner of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA).
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  • AMSA Welcomes Winpak to the Sustaining Partners Program

    Aug 31, 2018
    ​Winpak has joined over 40 other companies and institutions as a Sustaining Partner of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA).
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  • Registration is Open for The American Meat Science Association 71st RMC

    Dec 21, 2017
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is excited to announce that registration for the 71st RMC is open! The 2018 RMC has been called a “A Royal Choice” where attendees will be able to discover the rich traditions of Kansas City June 24-27, 2018.
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  • AMSA Welcomes NSF International to the Sustaining Partners Program

    Feb 23, 2017
    NSF International has joined 35 other companies and institutions as a Sustaining Partner of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA).
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  • Making a Year-End Donation?

    Dec 21, 2016
    Foundation is close to breaking a record! How to complete your year-end giving
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  • Foundation Only $3000 from Year-End Goal

    Dec 15, 2016
    Foundation is only $3000 from meeting its goal. Here's how you can support the work of AMSA with your year-end gift.
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  • Members Make #GivingTuesday a Success

    Dec 08, 2016
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  • Gates Foundation Matching Donations Through December

    Dec 01, 2016
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  • Foundation Joins #GivingTuesday Movement

    Nov 16, 2016
    Foundation joins national fundraising movement, #GivingTuesday, set for November 29.
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  • Jeff Savell, TAMU, Nominated for Mentor Recognition

    Nov 08, 2016
    Jeff Savell is nominated for Mentor Recognition.
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  • Foundation Creates Legacy Recognition to Honor Lifetimes of Impact

    Oct 31, 2016
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