Frequently Asked Questions
RMC and other conferences
What is meat science?
Meat science as a discipline encompasses the fields of animal science, food science and muscle biology as they pertain to the production of muscle food products. Meat science professionals have specialties in safety and microbiology, animal production, fresh and processed meat manufacturing and many other related fields.
Who are your members?
The members of the American Meat Science Association include scientists and technicians working in the meat and poultry industry and at university and government teaching and research programs in such fields as quality assurance, product development and food safety. AMSA is a global community with members from over thirty countries.
I forgot my login information, can you help me?
Sure! - We have included a quick way to retrieve your password simply by using your email address. Click here to get that done.
What can non-members do on the site?
There are many resources available to the general public on this site. You can view information on our programs and publications and can download many of our white papers. Membership is required to view the membership directory, participate in most of the discussion groups and to view and download the Proceedings of the Reciprocal Meat Conference.
RMC and other conferences
What is RMC?
The Reciprocal Meat Conference is the annual meeting of the American Meat Science Association and is celebrating 66 years as the premier forum for information exchange and collaboration for meat scientists, technicians and students. A wide array of individuals from academia and industry will attend the event. The 2012 conference is scheduled for June 17-20 in Fargo, North Dakota at North Dakota State University.
What forms of payment do you accept for registration?
For all of our conferences, registration can be completed online using a major credit card or a PayPal account. Other payments, including checks require a registration form be mailed along with the payment.
My company is a sustaining partner, do I automatically qualify for member pricing for conferences?
If your employer is a Legacy Sustaining Parter, you are eligible for member-only rates for conferences. Contact us if you need assistance getting signed up. If your employer is a Gold Sustaining Partner, the benefits of professional membership are complementary for up to five individuals. Students who are currently enrolled at a Sustaining Partner university are eligible for complementary membership and member pricing on all AMSA conferences and products.