The Signal Service Award and AMSA Fellow

Eric Berg

Eric Berg

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces that Eric Berg has been named an AMSA Fellow and is a recipient of the 2017 AMSA Signal Service Award. The AMSA Signal Service Award was established in 1956 and is given to members in recognition of devoted service and lasting contributions to the meat industry and to the association. The Signal Service Award is sponsored by Cargill, Elanco Animal Health and Johnsonville Sausage Company, LLC. Eric Berg will be honored at an awards banquet during the AMSA 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in College Station, Texas. 

Dr. Eric Berg is from Kindred, North Dakota and earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees at North Dakota State University, and his Ph.D. at Purdue. Early in his career, Dr. Berg’s research focused on meat quality, especially how diet and management affects pork quality. More recently, he has worked on numerous projects that investigated the role of meat in the diet and quickly earned international notoriety as an expert in the field. During his time in academia, Dr. Berg has authored over 70 research articles, 130 abstracts and 4 book chapters. 

In addition to being an accomplished researcher, Dr. Berg is also a teacher and graduate student mentor at North Dakota State University. Advising students is one of his favorite responsibilities and he currently has five mentees in his lab. Dr. Berg teaches the introduction to animal science course, a muscle physiology class, and rotates in teaching senior seminar. In 2016, he was honored with AMSA’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

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