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The registration process will only allow you to pay with a credit card. Please click on the link above and select "register" for the 2020 Fall Judging Contests.

  • You might be asked to login to your AMSA account if you need help with your username or password please email Rachel Adams.
  • Select the contests you are registering for in the left hand column. If you have more than 8 students on your team, you will need to select the Individual Fee for each contest. Update the number of individuals in your Shopping Cart. For example, if you have a team of 10, you will purchase 2 Individual Fees per contest.
  • After selecting your contest(s) proceed to check out. After selecting your address you will be asked to pay with a credit card.
  • After confirming payment you will receive a confirmation email, this email is your receipt. If you need a different invoice please send an email to information@meatscience.org.
  • If you need to be invoiced, please call Rachel Adams 1-800-517-AMSA ext. 14

IMCA Code of Conduct & Good Manufacturing Practices

Please note that all contestants in the Intercollegiate Meat Judging program are required to complete and adhere to the Intercollegiate Meat Coaches Association's code of conduct as well as the Good Manufacturing Practices. If you need a copy, please contact Rachel Adams.

Code of Conduct Form

Good Manufacturing Practices Form

Due to the situation surrounding COVID19, we will not be holding formal award banquets for 2020 fall contests.  The awards will be streamed live on AMSA's Facebook page.  

Contest & Hotel Information

Cancelled - Hormel National Barrow Show Meat Judging Contest - September 12, Hormel R&D, Austin, Minnesota

Cancelled - Eastern National Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest - October 3, Cargill, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania 


South Plains Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest - October 4, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

           Official Committee: 
Joe Harris, Southwest Meat Association
                       Blake Foraker, Texas Tech University
                       Casey Mabry, Blue Reef Agri-Marketing
                       Nick Hardcastle, Texas Tech University
                       John Kellermeier, Angelo State University
                       Tommy Fletcher, Texas Tech University
                       Darrell Dowd, USDA

American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest - October 18, Nebraska Beef, Omaha, Nebraska

Hampton Inn Omaha-Midtown-Aksarben Area 
1401 S. 72nd St - Omaha, NE

Official Committee: 
Paul Clayton, Seaboard Triumph Foods
            Heather Rode, Tyson Foods
            Jodie Pitcock, USDA AMS
            John Lacey, Tyson Foods
            Steve Larsen, Arm & Hammer Animal & Food Production
            Keith Underwood, SDSU
            Darrell Dowd, USDA

High Plains Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest - November 1, Caviness, Hereford, Texas

Holiday Inn Express-Herford-TX
1400 W 1st St-Hereford
(806) 364-3322

Official Committee: 
Scott Pohlman, Cargill
            Dale Woerner, Texas Tech University
            Loni Lucherk, West Texas A&M University
            Eddie Behrends, Angelo State University
            Deidrea Mabry, American Meat Science Association
            Morgan Pfeiffer, American Meat Science Association
            Darrell Dowd, USDA

Cancelled - International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest- November 15, Tyson, Dakota City, Nebraska

Virtual Intercollegiate Meat Judging

AMSA will be hosting three virtual contests for those universities who are under travel restrictions. More information can be found here: Virtual Intercollegiate Meat Judging

Registration is Closed

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