COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Davey Griffin, associate professor and Extension meat specialist in the Department of Animal Science, has been selected to receive the North American Meat Processors Association’s 2011 Harry L. Rudnick Educator’s Award.
The NAMP Educator’s Award is a prestigious and coveted honor given to a distinguished educator in the field of meat education. The award was established in 1969 to honor educators engaged in meat and animal sciences whose work has a definite benefit to the meat processing industry.
Griffin has been instrumental in the success of NAMP’s Center of the Plate Training®, which he has assisted for nine years. He serves as a liaison between industry, commodity groups, medical and dietary professionals and USDA extension personnel to provide research, information, and technology.
His key program and interest areas include cutability and composition of carcasses associated with value-based marketing, current consumer issues concerning meat and meat products, youth development and cooperative research projects.
“Dr. Griffin contributes greatly to the ongoing education of meat industry professionals and students alike. NAMP appreciates his support of our programs and others, and congratulates him on this achievement,” said NAMP President Bobby Hatoff of Allen Brothers in Chicago, IL.
Past Texas A&M educators who have won this prestigious award include Dr. Zerle Carpenter (1975), Dr. Gary Smith (1988), Dr. H. Russell Cross (1991), Dr. Jeff Savell (2003) and Dr. Kerri Harris (2005).
The award presentation will be made Saturday, March 19, at NAMP’s Meat Industry Management Conference at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL.
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