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  • AMSA and MeatsPad Forge New Podcast Partnership

    Mar 11, 2021
    American Meat Science Association (AMSA), the world’s largest organization of meat scientists, technology leaders, and students is announcing that it has partnered with MeatsPad, to make it the official podcast of AMSA.
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  • DR. JOHN FORREST HONORED BY AMSA WITH THE 2020 R.C. POLLOCK AWARD

    Jul 31, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces that Dr. John Forrest has been named the 2020 AMSA R.C. Pollock Award winner. The R.C. Pollock Award is presented annually in honor of the first general manager of the National Live Stock and Meat Board. This award is sponsored by the AMSA Development Council R.C. Pollock, Robert Bray, and Vern Cahill Mentor Recognition Funds. Dr. Forrest will be honored on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (CST), during the Virtual 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation.
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  • Dr. Gordon W. Davis Named AMSA 2020 Industry & Organizational Leadership Award Winner

    Jul 28, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces that Dr. Gordon W. Davis is the recipient of the 2020 AMSA Industry & Organizational Leadership Award. The AMSA Industry & Organizational Leadership Award was established to recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in an area related to the meat industry. The Industry & Organizational Leadership Award is sponsored by Smithfield Foods, Inc. Davis will be honored on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (CST), during the Virtual 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation.
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  • AMSA Announces Symposium Speakers on Corporate Responsibility and Giving Back

    Jul 27, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce, Dr. Justin Ransom, Ms. Julie Garfieldt Kofoed and Ms. Claire Kells, will be the featured speakers in the concurrent symposium entitled “Corporate Responsibility and Giving Back” on Thursday, August 6, 2020 during the 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) exclusively virtual meeting. This session will be sponsored by Seaboard Foods, Seaboard Triumph Foods and Daily’s Premium Meats.
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  • 2020 Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award Recipients

    Jul 22, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces Megan Eckhardt, Becca Grimes, Katie Lybarger, Conner McKinzie, Chandler Sarchet, Colton Smith and Hannah Williams as the 2020 Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award recipients. The Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award promotes meat science by recognizing outstanding undergraduate students with potential for a career in meats. The candidates may or may not have committed himself/herself to a career in meats but have demonstrated an interest in meat science and the meat industry. The Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award is sponsored by ADM. All students will be honored during the Virtual 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation.
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  • AMSA Announces Symposium Speakers on Meat and Poultry Quality

    Jul 15, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce, Dr. Massimiliano Petracci and Dr. Robyn Warner will be the featured Keynote speakers in the symposium entitled “Meat and Poultry Quality” on Thursday, August 6, 2020 during the 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) exclusively virtual meeting. This session will be sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Marketing Service - Livestock and Poultry Program. This concurrent session will focus on the current meat and poultry research and the status of what is taking place in the industry with an in-depth historical perspective.
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  • ICOMST/RMC STUDENT ACTIVITIES

    Jul 08, 2020
    KEARNEY, MO, July 8, 2020 — The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is excited to offer our traditional student events in a new virtual format prior to and during the 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC)exclusively virtual event.
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  • Kelly Vierck and Morgan Denzer Named Student Teacher Cleaver Award Winners

    Jul 02, 2020
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces Dr. Kelly Vierck as the Ph.D. Division recipient and Morgan Denzer as the Master’s Division recipient of the 2020 AMSA Student Teacher “Cleaver” Award. A meat cleaver is resilient and designed to break through soft bones and cartilage. Graduate teaching assistants are encouraged to be “cleavers”, by being resilient in teaching abilities, breaking through to students and enhancing their knowledge. The tough metal and thick blade of a cleaver is unique and more durable compared to other knives. Graduate students are expected to be durable through their own obligations, and above all to create a unique learning experience for students. The Student Teacher “Cleaver” Award is sponsored by the AMSA Student Membership. Dr. Kelly Vierck and Morgan Denzer will be honored during the Virtual 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation.
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  • AMSA Announces Pierre Ferrari to Kick Off the 2020 ICoMST and RMC

    Dec 11, 2019
    AMSA is excited to announce that Pierre Ferrari, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heifer International will kick off this international conference Monday, August 3, 2020, during the 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) virtual meeting.
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  • Higher Education: Fort Scott Community College

    Oct 31, 2019
    Unless you’re a history fanatic, you’ve probably never heard of a small Kansas town that sits 90 miles south of Kansas City, Kan. Fort Scott is not only home to a National Historic site which features a fully preserved soldier fort that was built in 1842, but also one of America’s national cemeteries.
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  • ‘ANIMAL FOODS AS A PRESCRIPTION FOR GLOBAL HEALTH’ FEATURED IN ANIMAL FRONTIERS JOURNAL

    Oct 31, 2019
    “Meat” is at the center of focused discussions among the general public, consumers, scientists, livestock producers, manufacturers, and investors as new foods—from animals, plants and, eventually, cell-derived—come to market.
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  • Dr. Michael Dikeman AMSA Mentor Recognition Fund

    Sep 04, 2019
    A mentor is defined as “an experienced and trusted advisor”; and for numerous Kansas State University students, Dr. Michael E. Dikeman served as the epitome of a mentor since first stepping foot onto campus in 1962. To honor Dr. Dikeman for his esteemed career in meat-animal science and his dedicated service to the American Meat Science Association (AMSA), an AMSA Mentor Recognition endowment has been established.
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  • AMSA 72nd RMC "Foreign Material in Pet Food" - Speakers Announced

    May 24, 2019
    AMSA is pleased to announce, David Edmiston, Tim Law, and Dr. Jarrod Kersey will be the featured speakers at the AMSA 72nd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) Symposium entitled "Foreign Material in Pet Food – What are the Risks, What is the Cost, How Can They be Prevented?
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  • AMSA HONORS Dr. Mark Miller as the 2019 AMSA Distinguished Research Award Winner

    May 23, 2019
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced Dr. Mark Miller as the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Research Award.
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  • Dr. Gretchen Mafi Awarded the 2019 AMSA Distinguished Teaching Award

    May 21, 2019
    The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is excited to announce Dr. Gretchen Mafi as the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award. The award was established to recognize excellence in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate meat science courses and the impact on the lives of those students in a highly positive manner.
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  • Colorado State University and JBS USA Food Company to host the Premier Meat Science Conference

    May 18, 2019
    In less than six weeks, more than 900 meat scientists from across the country will be "Meating in the Rockies" at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO for the American Meat Science Association's (AMSA) 72nd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC), June 23-26,2019.
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  • Morgan Pfeiffer and Michael Cropp Named Student Teacher Cleaver Award Winners

    May 17, 2019
    AMSA announces Dr. Morgan Pfeiffer as the Ph.D Division recipient and Michael Cropp as the Master's Division recipient of the 2019 AMSA Student Teacher "Cleaver" Award. A meat cleaver is resilient and designed to break through soft bones and cartilage. Graduate teaching assistants are encouraged to be "cleavers", by being resilient in teaching abilities, breaking through to students and enhancing their knowledge.
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  • AMSA 72nd RMC "Automation and Labor – What the Future Outlook is in Automation" Speakers Announced

    May 08, 2019
    AMSA is pleased to announce, Koorosh Khodabandehloo, Tom Maguire, and Niels Madsen will be the featured speakers at the AMSA 72nd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) Symposium entitled "Automation and Labor – What the Future Outlook is in Automation," on Monday, June 24 in Loveland, CO. This session is sponsored by the Food Processing Suppliers Association. The AMSA 2019 RMC is co-hosted by Colorado State University and JBS USA Food Company.
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  • Novel Applications of Omic Technologies to Improve Quality and Quantity of Meat Production Speakers Announced

    Feb 06, 2019
    AMSA is pleased to announce, Drs. Surendranath Suman, Brad Kim, and Anna Dilger will be the featured speakers at the AMSA 72nd RMC Symposium entitled "Applied and Omic Approaches to Fresh Meat Quality Defects."
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  • Oklahoma State Named Senior Division National Champions

    Nov 29, 2018
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