AMSA Events

Smithfield Explore

Start Date - Oct 25, 2023
End Date - Oct 27, 2023

Protein industry success is often reliant on our ability to integrate. This student education and training opportunity will have you working alongside industry leaders to solve a current, real-world protein industry problem utilizing the integration of cross-collaborative teams.

Protein industry success is often reliant on our ability to integrate. This student education and training opportunity will have you working alongside industry leaders to solve a current, real-world protein industry problem utilizing the integration of cross-collaborative teams. 

Student Training Education Programs (STEP) provide valuable experiences, opportunities to explore career options, and feedback from those involved in the industry.

Join us for the next EXPLORE at the Innovation Center in Smithfield, VA to experience how our company leverages integrated teams for success.

The 2023 Smithfield EXPLORE will be October 25-27th in Smithfield, VA. The event will include:

  • Tour a Smithfield plant
  • Tour the historic town of Smithfield and discuss our rich meat history
    Simulate current meat industry challenges and how to address them as a team.
  • Directly interact with top Smithfield Leadership from multiple functional areas including food safety and quality, research and development, continuous improvement, and more!
Learn more here!

2024 Schedule of Events

AMSA Event Dates
March Beyond Fresh MeatSpringdale, AR
April SALUMI 101
Raleigh, NC
April JBS Global Ingenuity Greeley, CO
April
POULTRY 101
Fayetteville, AR
June 11-12, 2024Value Added Poultry Processing Course-CanadaLeduc, Alberta, Canada
June 16-19, 2024
77th RMC
Oklahoma City, OK
August 7-9, 2024NATIONAL SLCLincoln, NE
October 21-23, 2024PORK 101Ames, IA
October 22-24, 2024POULTRY 201Sandusky, Ohio
October 29-31, 2024PORK 101University Park, PA
November 7-8, 2024Smithfield EXPLORESmithfield, VA
Meat Judging Dates
January 28, 2024Southwestern
Ennis, TX
February 10, 2024South PlainsHereford, TX
March 2, 2024HLSRHouston, TX
April 11-13Meat Animal EvaluationLaramie, WY
April 11-13Southeastern

Columbus, OH & Lexington KY