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AMSA Sustaining Partner Highlight

Oct 22, 2015

For more than 50 years, the AMSA has relied on support from partners to maintain its ability to provide community and professional development programs and opportunities for individuals in the field of meat science. AMSA's Sustaining Partners program acknowledges the organizations and institutions that provide extraordinary financial and logistical contributions for the educational programs and services offered by the association. Today we would like to recognize Elanco Animal Health and more specifically their enthusiastic support of not only AMSA but also AMSA's student and youth leadership programs, meat judging program, Reciprocal Meat Conference and PORK101.

Elanco is a world leader in developing products and services that enhance animal health, wellness and performance. Established in 1954 and headquartered in Greenfield, Indiana, Elanco has more than 7,000 employees operating in 70 countries, with 16 manufacturing and 14 research sites. Elanco has helped shape the animal health industry for more than half a century. Since introducing its first antibiotic for veterinary use in 1953, Elanco has delivered more than 35 agricultural and animal health products to the marketplace. Their comprehensive portfolio, of nearly 300 brands, encompasses therapeutics, vaccines, parasiticides, antimicrobials, surgical, enzymes, food safety and more.

As Jeff Simmons, President of Elanco says, "With courage and commitment, we can solve the world's number one health problem—hunger—and create a food secure future."

Elanco strives to make life sciences work better for people by transforming animal protein production and companion animal care. Elanco feels that making life sciences work better for people starts with a belief that everyone, everywhere should have enough to eat. Elanco has identified five causes that align with the company's areas of expertise and passion. These causes include fighting hunger, assuming leadership roles within agriculture, strengthening the human-animal bond, protecting the environment and providing community service. Elanco employees help to enrich life by donating their time and talents to these causes in their communities. For example, Elanco partners with Heifer International to help end hunger and care for the earth by providing livestock and training to impoverished farmers and communities worldwide.

"Elanco is a committed partner of AMSA. As an innovation company focused on delivering safe, affordable and abundant food we see AMSA, and its members, as partners in this vision, not only as the premier resource for protein science, but also as a generator of new talent. Through programs like RMC, meat judging, student leadership conferences and Pork 101 we gain exposure to the best and brightest students and professionals while also having an opportunity to share our passion for science, innovation and food." Bill Platter, Senior Director, Elanco Knowledge Solutions."

For more information on all of AMSA's sustaining partners please visit: http://www.meatscience.org/about-amsa/sustaining-partners.

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