AMSA Events


Start Date - Sep 18, 2023
End Date - Sep 21, 2023

Are you interested in learning about how poultry goes from the farm to the fork? Have you ever wanted to learn more about Poultry and meet with professionals in the industry? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, join us at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences in Fayetteville, AR for POULTRY 101!

POULTRY 101 is a three-day, hands-on workshop that introduces participants to the production and processing factors that impact final product quality. The University of Arkansas hosts the program in top notch facilities, and you do not want to miss out!

Day one and two will be full days running from 8 am to 5 pm. There will be classroom sessions as well as laboratory sessions. Some topics to be discussed include the history of the poultry industry, poultry processing techniques, cutting and deboning activities, curing and smoking, battering and breading activities, functional ingredients and marination, and discussing mechanically deboned meat and emulsions. Day three is scheduled from 8 am to 12 pm, focusing on portioning, food safety, and product evaluation.

POULTRY 101 is September 19-21, 2023. Registration for POULTRY 101 is $850. Registration includes all course supplies, lunches, and hosted dinners each night for the group. The course is capped at 30 people!


To be eligible for a refund of event registration fees, requests must be received in writing. Registrants who cancel POULTRY 101 reservations prior to two weeks before the conference will have their registration fees refunded less a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations after the two-week point will not be refunded.

2023-2024 Schedule of Events

AMSA Event Dates
August 30
Salmonella: A multispecies overview of research, interventions and data needsWebinar
September 19-21
Fayetteville, AR
October 16-18PORK 101Ames, IA
October 17-19
Des Moines, IA
October 25-27
Smithfield Explore
Smithfield, VA
October 31-November 2PORK 101University Park, PA
April 2-4
Raleigh, NC
June 16-19, 2022
77th RMC
Oklahoma City, OK
Meat Judging Dates
September 8-9National Barrow ShowAustin, MN
September 23Beef Empire DaysGarden City, KS
September 23Eastern NationalWyalusing, PA
October 15American Royal
Omaha, NE
October 15
Youth 4H Meat Judging - Nebraska Beef
Omaha, NE
October 17
National 4-H Meat Judging Contest
Manhattan, KS
October 29Cargill High Plains
Friona, TX
November 12InternationalDakota City, NE