AMSA members will head to “Big Red Country” where they will be hosted by the University of Nebraska and ConAgra Foods at the AMSA 68th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) June 14-17, 2015.Steve Jones(U. Nebraska) and Larry Quint (ConAgra Foods) are leading the host committee and will be rolling out the red carpet to attendees from all over the world. The bulk of the meeting will be held at the recently renovated Cornhusker Marriott as well as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosting a full day of interactive and hands-on reciprocation sessions on campus. The host and RMC planning committees will be preparing a variety of pre and post RMC workshops for RMC attendees as well. The AMSA 68th RMC features an interactive program which is tailored to bring attendees the very best and inspiring educational experience.
Beef Industry Pre-Conference Tour
This is your chance to see firsthand from Farm-to Fork the full scope of the beef industry. Tour buses will depart Lincoln, NE at 7 a.m. from The Cornhusker Hotel and travel to Omaha, NE for a tour of a beef packing plant. Located on the grounds of the old Omaha stockyards, Greater Omaha Packing Co. boasts a history that began in 1920. Beef is the number one industry in Nebraska, generating about $12 billion annually. Nebraska is the number one state for red meat production and commercial cattle slaughter. That comes, in part, from modern, efficient feedlots like the 30,000-head Mead Cattle Co. operation. Visit with manager Buck Wehrbein to learn more about how this operation has successfully managed the challenges associated with cattle feeding. Bluestem Valley Farms is a family-owned operation and an outstanding example of how cow-calf production can be run with an eye toward careful environmental stewardship.
For more information on this tour click here to add this tour to your RMC registration click here!
Judging Workshop Reminder
Be sure to remember to register for the meat judging coaches clinic that is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 13 from 9am – 3pm at The Cornhusker. Dr. Ty Schmidt has been working to develop a great curriculum for this year's clinic. Topics to be covered include:
- Processed Meats
- Boxed Beef / Branded Beef Program
- Reasons / Questions Overview
- Taking a new look at evaluating pork
Topics discussed on Saturday could lead to items that will be voted on during Sunday's coaches meeting, so make sure you attend to get all of the details. Contact Rachel Smith with any questions.
RMC 2015 Video