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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

Rhonda Miller, Candidate for Mentor Recognition

AMSA is proud to announce the formation of a Mentor Recognition fund in honor of Dr.  Rhonda Miller. 

Dr. Rhonda Miller has mentored many undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty throughout her career. Under her direction, tutelage, and influence, Dr. Miller has established a legacy of individuals that continue to make an enduring mark on meat science academia and industry. Dr. Miller’s management of trained and consumer sensory panels have generated a greater scientific understanding of consumer satisfaction of pork and beef. She has utilized the sensory panel analysis to expand research impacting the entire food production chain, including identification of pre- and post-harvest factors affecting the palatability and quality of red meat, development of automated grading technology, and using non-meat ingredients to improve meat quality.

Continuing the Legacy

Funds will be used towards the AMSA Innovation fund which underwrites and cultivates initiatives which allow AMSA to reach the largest possible audience.

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