Last month, the American Meat Science Association held the 70th annual Reciprocal Meat Conference on the Texas A&M Campus. The Department of Animal Science hosted over 850 meat science students and professionals who participated in a number of activities from June 16th to 21st. Pre-conference activities at the Rosenthal and Kleberg Centers included a processed meats contest, iron chef competition, meat judging coaches’ clinic, and Jimmy T. Keeton Processed Meats Workshop. The Memorial Student Center housed the student poster and quiz bowl competitions along with the bulk of the conference sessions. Each evening of the conference, a unique social event was held at some of Texas A&M’s best facilities, including a former student reception at Kyle Field, a welcome reception at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum featuring the Legacy of Ranching exhibit that was co-sponsored by the department, family picnic at Blue Bell Park featuring great barbecue from Louie Mueller Barbecue, Roegels Barbecue, and Southside Market and Barbeque, and awards banquet at the Kyle Field Hall of Champions featuring the famous Texas Aggie Prime Rib.
“Numerous compliments were shared with our group both during and after RMC. I am so incredibly proud of our nearly 80 undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, family and friends that came together to represent our university and make this event the success that it was,” said Dr. Ashley Arnold, RMC planning committee chair.
We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from attendees and AMSA staff about our facilities, hospitality, and overall event organization. After two years of planning, it is clear that the hard work paid off for our host committee of twenty-two individuals: Ashley Arnold, Zerle Carpenter, Drew Cassens, Alejandro Castillo, Russell Cross, Leslie Frenzel, Kerri Gehring, Jason Gill, Davey Griffin, Dan Hale, Jennifer Houston, Chris Kerth, Rhonda Miller, Wes Osburn, Penny Riggs, Ray Riley, Jackie Savell, Jeff Savell, Gary Smith, Stephen Smith, Matt Taylor, and Maggie Tucker.
From the American Meat Science Association: RMC Wrap-Up
The 70th RMC has just completed and it was a pleasure to work with the planning committee, the session moderators and the speakers. In the end, the success of the meeting is determined by the contribution of each participant.
Therefore, AMSA would like to express our appreciation to all participants in this year’s RMC.
Thank you to the Texas A&M University host committee and all of our sponsors for making the 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference a tremendous success and a memorable experience! Your time and dedication to this association is greatly appreciated.
This year’s RMC was packed with extraordinary speakers, warm and inviting welcome reception, mouthwatering BBQ that fell off the bone at the family picnic, competitive undergraduate quiz bowl and ePoster research competitions, and no one will forget the passion shared by our award winners at the Banquet.
Presentations from the 2017 RMC will be uploaded after July 4th so make sure you visit: www.meatscience.org/rmc, to view those presentations that made a lasting impression or those that you were not able to attend. If you have any questions please contact Deidrea Mabry.
Photos of RMC Events
Thanks to Rachel Adams, Davey Griffin, Connor Guyton, Katie Friederichs, Maggie Tucker and everyone who posted pictures on the RMC APP for your help in capturing the most memorable moments of RMC. Photos of the events from this past week can be viewed at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/meatscience/.
Also, if you have pictures that you would like to add to the RMC collections, please send them to Deidrea Mabry.
For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Maggie Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (979) 845-1542.