CALS and Oscar Mayer host major meat conference

Next week, more than 800 meat scientists from across the country will be gathering in Madison at the 67th Reciprocal Meat Conference to celebrate the American Meat Science Association’s 50th birthday.

“We are so pleased to be joining our neighbors at Oscar Mayer in co-hosting this important gathering for the meat industry,” says CALS Dean Kate VandenBosch. “UW meat scientists founded the AMSA more than 50 years ago, and we are pleased that the tradition of collaborating on scientifically-based solutions continues today.”

The AMSA 67th RMC will kick off at tMonona Terrace with a special session featuring AMSA past presidents. followed by a keynote presentation by Oklahoma State University agricultural economist Jayson Lusk titled “The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto about the Politics of Your Plate.”

Tuesday morning attendees will venture onto the campus for sessions focusing on: novel technologies in processed meats manufacturing; muscle biology understanding of the role of muscle cells and their function; and sustaining animal and meat science extension programs.

Jack Bobo, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, will lead a discussion on Wednesday morning with his presentation on “Can Agriculture Save the Planet before It Destroys It?

“Both a celebration of our remarkable past and a look ahead into our anticipated future the AMSA 67th RMC is guaranteed to honor our past and inspire our future” says Robert Delmore, AMSA president and professor, Colorado State University.