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Dr. Dale Woerner Named 2021 AMSA Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient

Jul 21, 2021

Kearney, MO. July 22, 2021 –  The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is excited to announce Dr. Dale Woerner as the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award recipient. Sponsored by Hawkins, Inc., the award was established to recognizeHawkins excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate meat science courses and the impact on the lives of those students in a highly positive manner. Woerner is being honored during the 74th AMSA Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation on August 17, 2021, in Reno, Nevada, hosted by the University of Nevada – Reno.

220x220_WoernerDr. Dale Woerner is a Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Texas Tech University and is the holder of the Cargill Endowed Professorship in Sustainable Meat Science.  Woerner is internationally recognized as an excellent speaker with an ability to relate even the most technical aspects of meat science to any audience.

“I can tell you that Dale is a great teacher. He has an innate ability to engage with students. Dale’s teaching often inspires undergraduates to extend their academic careers and pursue graduate degrees in meat science. In addition to being an engaging teacher, Dale makes a conscientious effort to deliver accurate and current information,” said Dr.Jerrad Legako, Texas Tech University. He is known in the university classroom as an engaging, entertaining, and brilliant educator. His courses are among the popular courses taught in the department, and his students routinely find a passion for meat science. His teaching approach is centered around active and engaged experiential learning, in which he is continuously bridging the gap between the technical and applied aspects of meat science.

“Teaching is my passion, and I do research to enhance my ability to teach. Every time that I get in front of a group to teach, it is my goal to make a difference in their understanding, to engage them, to inform them of something new, and to have them leave with a new desire to do something better. I love students, and nothing makes me happier than to see them succeed,” said Dr. Dale Woerner.


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 or contact Deidrea Mabry at 1-800-517-AMSA ext. 12. 

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