PORK 101 is a three-day, hands-on experience designed to update participants on quality and consistency issues in the pork industry. The program is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board and is sponsored by Merck Animal Health.   

PORK 101 is co-sponsored by the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP), North American Meat Institute Foundation (NAMIF), Southeastern Meat Association (SEMA), and the Southwest Meat Association (SMA).

Date & Location

Tuesday, May 22, 2018- Thursday, May 24, 2018
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Daily Schedule 
Tuesday: 7:30am -6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am - noon


Click here to register online!

Registration for AMSA, AAMP,  NAMI, SEMA,  and SMA members is $825. Non-member registration is $975. AMSA student registration is $325. For AAMP, NAMI, SEMA, and SMA members please complete the registration form and fax the completed form to 1-888-205-5834 to receive the member discount.

Please contact Jen Persons  jpersons@meatscience.org for questions or more information on additional courses.

Click here to download the PDF registration brochure!

Group Registration Discount

Companies or organizations sending more than one person to a course are eligible for a discount. The second person is 10% off and additional people are 25% off the regular registration rate. To qualify, fill out the registration form for all attendees from your organization and fax or email to AMSA. Attendees must be attending the class at the same location to qualify for the discount. Please contact Jen Persons at jpersons@meatscience.org for questions regarding the group registration discount.


Calvary Court
200 Century Court
College Station, TX  77840
Phone: 979-485-5586
Reservation Phone: 844-313-7337
Rate:  $114 plus tax
Cut-off date:  Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Group block code (P12813)  or PORK 101

Online at www.calvarycourt.com you will need a group block code (P12813) to get the group rate.

Please make a reservation and stay at Calvary Court as that will be the only location the Texas A&M University bus will pick up and drop off for all Pork 101 events.  Everyone is encouraged to ride the bus as parking is very limited on campus.

Program Description

PORK 101 is a three-day, hands-on educational opportunity to update interested participants on quality and consistency issues in the pork industry. It includes insight on value differences in swine, pork carcasses, pork primals and processed pork products due to quality variation.

Through PORK 101, you will have the chance to evaluate eight live hogs. The animals will be processed during the class with participants learning about grading, food safety and product processing. Finally, the class will make and sample processed product from the hogs including pumped loins, bacon, hams and sausage.

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