Applications are closed. Applicants will be notified if they are invited to apply in the upcoming weeks. 

The 2024 Beyond Fresh Meat (BFM) Short Course will be held March 8-10, 2024 at Tyson Food’s Discovery Center in Springdale, AR! Participants will get an in-depth, hands-on experience in the dinner sausage category. You will also have- the opportunity to broaden your technical skill set while gaining an understanding of what R&D food scientists do every day.

Tyson Foods will cover the following to those students chosen to participate in BFM:

  • Transportation to the Tyson Discovery Center from airports and hotels
  • Lodging in Springdale
  • Meals throughout the event

Candidates can either be undergraduate or graduate students seeking to learn more about the meat industry. To qualify, students must the following questions and submit their resume:

  • What are your career aspirations?
  • Where do you see yourself academically or professionally in 2-3 years?
  • Why are you interested in participating in the Beyond Fresh Meat short course at Tyson Foods?

 Any further questions can be sent to or Joanna Hardcastle, ( We hope to see you at Beyond Fresh Meat!