Schedule of Events

Friday, July 31, 2020

PhD Course
Processed Meats Contest
Student Networking Dinner

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020

AMSA Board Meeting
Iron Chef Competition
PhD Course
AMSA Development Council Meeting

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020

Student Research Competitions
Student Quiz Bowl Competition
Career Fair
Golf Tournament
ICoMST Chairperson Meeting
Student – Professional Mentor Networking Social
Opening Welcome Reception

Monday, Aug. 3, 2020

Headliner: Global Nutrition Security
            Speaker: Pierre Ferrari, CEO Heifer International

Accompanying Person Tours

Keynote Session:      

  • Meat in the Human Diet

Morning Concurrent Sessions will include:

  • Food Waste
  • Alternative Sources of Protein
  • What Is New in the Science of Meat Quality?
  • New Technologies in Meat Quality Assessment


AMSA Committee Meetings

AMSA Student Committee Meetings

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions will include:

  • Improving Productivity
  • Gaining Access to Global Food Trade
  • Global Livestock Production Sustainability
  • BBQ Boot Camp

Electronic Poster Sessions
Softball Tournament
Student Social Mixer

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

AMSA Business Meeting Breakfast

Headliner: Future of Science & Innovation

            Speaker: Jack Uldrich, Futurist 

Accompanying Person Tours

Keynote Sessions:

  • State of Microbiome Research
  • Innovation for Meat Safety


AMSA Advisory Council Meeting

Student Business Meeting

Concurrent Sessions will include:

  • Meat & Poultry Quality
  • Food Safety
  • Microbiome
  • Meat Processing

Electronic Poster Sessions

AMSA Awards Reception and Presentation

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020

Conference Tours

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020

Fun Run

Headliner: Professional Development

            Speaker - Ronnie Green, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Nebraska

Accompanying Person Tours

Keynote Session:

  • Animal Welfare


ICoMST Contact Person Lunch

AMSA Committee Meetings

Reciprocation Sessions over 20 different topics

Electronic Poster Sessions

Gala Reception and Dinner


Friday Aug. 7, 2020

Headliner: Corporate Responsibility

            Speakers: Donnie Smith, Tyson CEO Emeritus and Jeff Simmons, President and CEO, Elanco Animal Health

General Session:

  • International Collaboration on Agriculture and Water Sustainability
  • Corporate Responsibility and Giving Back

Closing Ceremony

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