RMC Special Session: The Future of Meat Science…..Departments, Instructors, Students, Employees

At one time, there were sizeable meat science groups at almost all land grant universities.  Over time, many groups have dwindled to one or two working in meat science, while a few have enjoyed becoming meat science ‘centers of excellence’.  At times, this has been cyclical, but recently budget cuts and the lack of research funding have made this situation more critical. AMSA invites you to an open discussion on this topic beginning with a panel discussion during the 2021 RMC on Sunday, August 15, 2021, from 3:00-5:00 pm PT in Reno, Nevada.  

This session will be moderated by Collette Kaster, AMSA CEO and the topics to be covered by the speakers will include:
•    Framing the Issue.  History of Meat Science as a Discipline - Dr. Russell Cross, Texas A&M University
•    Challenges of Managing Departments & Attracting Professors- Dr. Keith Belk, Colorado State University
•    Challenges of Working in Academia - Dr. Anna Dilger, University of Illinois
•    Attracting Students to Meat Science - Dr. Dean Pringle, University of Georgia and Dr. Derris Devost-Burnett, Mississippi State University
•    How can Industry Support Universities & Vice Versa? – Mrs. Megan Hobbs, Cargill
•    Open Discussion:  What can we as AMSA and as individuals do to impact this situation?

Please make plans to join us in person or virtually for this very important session to discuss these challenges as we kick off the Reciprocal Meat Conference. 

74th RMC Career Fair

Since 1948, the AMSA has hosted its annual professional meeting at the Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC). This year AMSA will be hosting its 74th annual career fair at RMC in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, August 15th at 1 pm (PT) at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Register Here!

Join us to meet with hundreds of industry, academic, and student members from around the country!

Registration Fees:
• Non-Sustaining Partners- $500.00 each
• AMSA Bronze Sustaining Partners- $250.00 each
• AMSA Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Partners- Complimentary
• University- Complimentary

Click here to determine your partnership level. For more information about the career fair, please contact: Dr. Leslie Frenzel or Deidrea Mabry.



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