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AMSA Announces Headliner Presentation Speakers for the Virtual ICoMST and RMC

Jul 01, 2020

Empirical_CMYK_Artboard-Join us for the first-ever American Meat Science Association (AMSA) virtual experience as we host the 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC), where science and inspiration meet. AMSA will be welcoming the world’s meat science community via an exclusively virtual event thanks to our virtual platform sponsor empirical. This program will include four days of intensive technical and educational sessions from leading industry experts, both nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics.  The program will include headliner presentations from Pierre Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer, Heifer International and Dr. Ronnie Green, Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ferrari.PierrePierre Ferrari, will kick off this internationalJBS conference Monday, August 3, 2020 with his presentation on “Big Impact Technology Solutions For Smallholder Farmers,” sponsored by JBS USA Food Company. During this presentation, Pierre will highlight some of Heifer International’s most recent work in Nepal focusing on the goat meat infrastructure system. Discussing how they worked with farmers in Nepal to set up and produce quality, hygienic meat for markets in Kathmandu. He will also share with attendees some of the technology that has been instrumental in making this happen. Since Heifer International started working with goat farmers in Nepal, farmers have successfully increased their goat production year-on-year, resulting in sales of $13 million (in the last 4 years).

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Dr. Ronnie Green, will lead the discussion on Thursday, August 6, 2020 sponsored by Cargill, with his presentation on “Unlocking the KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) of Animal Protein Scientists for the Middle 21st Century.” This presentation will dive into the challenges and professional skills needed to address global scientific challenges for agriculture, natural resources and food systems, with specific emphasis on animal protein fulfillment, in the 2030 era and beyond.  The talk will provide an overview of the anticipation of the demands for animal protein development and sustainability in the middle 21st century, and the anticipated KSA’s of the meat scientists of the future.

The 66th ICoMST and AMSA 73rd RMC will be held August 3-6, 2020 online in the virtual format. For more information please visit: www.icomst2020.com or contact Deidrea Mabry 1-800-517-AMSA ext. 12.

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