Industry associations come together to sponsor meat and poultry research conference

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A new conference that will bring together trade associations and professional societies whose members fund and conduct meat and poultry research on behalf of the industry is slated for November 1-2, 2011, in Kansas City. Mo. to Attendees will discuss research priorities, share research results and look at future needs in an effort to improve the industry’s overall research program.

The Meat and Poultry Research Conference, co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Board, will be open to all industry, government and academia that wish to participate. Also sponsoring the event is the American Meat Science Association, Poultry Science Association and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Research Service (ARS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

The conference will feature educational sessions and guest speakers addressing a number of important and timely topics such as how production and processing practices may affect meat quality and food safety, and other pertinent industry issues. Additional information on educational sessions and registration will be provided in the coming months at in the Events/Education section of the site.

For more information about this new educational opportunity, contact AMI's Vice President of Education and Professional Development Marie Ternieden, Ed.D., at

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