Clay Bendele

Texas Tech University

South Region Director

Clay Bendele grew up in Hondo, Texas where he began his meat science interest through FFA. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in animal science at Texas Tech University in 2017. As an undergrad, Clay was very involved with the meat science program by as a member of the 2015 National Champion meat judging team and coaching the 2016 Clarendon meats team as well as the 2017 undefeated National Champion meats team. Through Texas Tech, he has also been involved in research trips to New Zealand, Australia, and Malawi. Clay is currently attending graduate school at Texas Tech under Dr. Mark Miller while coaching the 2018 meat judging team and quiz bowl team. He is very excited to begin his year as an AMSA Student Board Director while most looking forward to meeting new AMSA members and working closely with his student board team.

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