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Dr. Ty E. Lawrence is the 2022 AMSA Extension and Industry Service Award Recipient

May 25, 2022

Headshot_LawrenceKearney, MO. May 24, 2022 – The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces Dr. Ty E. Lawrence as the 2022 AMSA Extension and Industry Service Award recipient. Dr. Lawrence will be recognized during the 75th AMSA Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation on June 14, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa, co-hosted by Iowa State University, Kemin Food Technologies, the National Pork Board, and Hormel Foods Corporation.

“The committee was presented a nomination roster of very talented and highly qualified individuals,” remarked Dr. Aubrey Schroeder, Committee Chair from Zoetis. “Today, AMSA and its members can be proud to honor Dr. Ty Lawrence and his commitments, dedication, and service to supporting the advancement of the meat and livestock industry through a wide range of important extension, education, and industry support activities over his distinguished career.”

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The award was established in 1965 to recognize outstanding achievements in meat science extension and service to the industry and is sponsored by the Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education.

Dr. Lawrence, Caviness Davis Distinguished Chair in Meat Science and Director of the Beef Carcass Research Center at West Texas A&M University mentioned, “Life has afforded me the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the finest animal protein industry professionals, grow a program that focuses on teaching students the science and business of our meat industry, and conduct some very cool research. Not a bad gig.” 

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AMSA is an organization recognized for its unmatched competence and commitment to attracting and developing meat industry leaders and providing science-based meat research and information. For more information, please visit www.meatscience.org/rmc

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