Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259
COLLEGE STATION — Overwhelming popularity of the first Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting at Texas A&M University in College Station has prompted organizers to schedule a second meeting Dec. 14, organizers said.
“We had an outstanding turnout last year for our first meeting and have received several requests to do this again,” said Dr. Jeff Savell, one of the leaders of the Texas Barbecue program at Texas A&M and E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal chairholder in the department of animal science.
The one-day meeting is dedicated to those involved in the commercial barbecue business, Savell said.
Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist, will be the featured speaker at the meeting and will provide an update on the livestock and meat markets.
Other topics to be covered will include an economic outlook on supplies; prices and availability of beef, pork and poultry products; a primer on U.S. Department of Agriculture quality grades and marketing claims; and alternative meat cuts for barbecuing.
The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will involve lectures and hands-on demonstrations.
“We chose a Monday for the meeting knowing that many restaurants are closed that day, which may allow some operators to bring key in-house staff with them,” Savell said. “Hopefully, people can drive in, attend the meeting and be back home later that night without having to spend too much time away.”
The Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting is sponsored by the E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal Chair in Animal Science. To register, email Savell at email@example.com or call at 979-845-3992.
For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Courtney Coufal at firstname.lastname@example.org or (979) 845-1542.