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Category Archives: Workshops
Since the late 1980s, first with Beef 101, then in the 1990s with Beef 706, and then later on with Pork 101, Meat Science graduate students in the Department of Animal Science have gained valuable teaching experiences through their work as cutting instructors for these courses. In each of these programs, graduate students lead cutting groups for these programs showing participants how and where to cut beef and pork carcasses ensuring that the quality of cutting is as good as it can be, and that appropriate safety measures… Read More →
The Beyond Basics: HACCP Plan Improvement Workshop was held on November 6-7, 2013 in the Kleberg Animal and Food Science Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Participants from the United States and Canada brought their HACCP plans, other food safety documents, and plenty of questions to the workshop. The workshop was led by Kerri Harris, Ashley Arnold, and Jeff Savell, faculty members in the Department of Animal Science. Participants at the workshop evaluated their process flow charts, hazard analyses, critical control points, critical limits, monitoring… Read More →
Beef Sustainability 101 was held on July 9-10, 2013 at the request of McDonald’s Corporation and some of its suppliers to help key members of the McDonald’s Corporation beef supply chain better understand beef production, processing, value, and sustainability. The workshop was conducted by faculty and students from the Department of Animal Science, along with key beef industry members who provided their insight into production and marketing issues facing the beef industry. Welcomes, introductions, and overviews of expectations were giving by Jessica Droste Yagan, Rickette Collins, Rob Cannell,… Read More →
October 29, 2013 Attendees learn more about the finer points of making good sausage Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, firstname.lastname@example.org COLLEGE STATION – Making good sausage was the focus of Texans and out-of-state enthusiasts at a recent “creative” sausage workshop held at Texas A&M University. Hosted by the department of animal science at Texas A&M, attendees went home with a wealth of knowledge about making their own sausage, according to organizers. “We took each of the participants through the grinding and mixing process, teaching them how to make sausage… Read More →
The Zoetis Beef University program — sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health and conducted at Texas A&M University, College Station — was held on October 23-25, 2013. Key Zoetis Animal Health management and sales representatives along with key beef and dairy producers from around the U.S. were participants in this hands-on workshop, and faculty and staff of the Department of Animal Science were involved in providing instruction. Key topics included live and carcass evaluation and selection by Jason Cleere and Dan Hale; carcass fabrication with teams led by Davey… Read More →
The North American Meat Association (NAMA) has announced its 2014 Center of the Plate Training® to be held at the Rosenthal Meat Center at Texas A&M University on June 3-5, 2014. Registration will be open in January, 2014. For more details, please go to http://meatassociation.com/events/center-of-the-plate-training on the NAMA website.
The 2014 dates for Introductory HACCP Course and Beyond Basics: HACCP Plan Improvement Workshop have been set. All courses are taught in the Kleberg Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Introductory HACCP Course May 6-7, 2014 September 16-17, 2014 December 2-3, 2014 Beyond Basics: HACCP Plan Improvement Workshop May 8-9, 2014 November 6-7, 2014 For more information, contact Tiffany Mooney at 979-862-3643 or email@example.com.
More information about the Creative Sausage Making workshop. Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Dr. Davey Griffin, 979-845-3935, email@example.com COLLEGE STATION – A Creative Sausage Making workshop is scheduled Oct. 11-12 at the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. The workshop will teach the basics of sausage making and is open to both beginning and novice sausage makers. “This hands-on workshop will engage participants in important aspects of sausage making from meat selection, ingredients, casings, stuffing, equipment, processing and final finished… Read More →
Creative Sausage Making, to be held on at the Rosenthal Meat Center on the campus of Texas A&M University on October 11th-12th, 2013, was developed by the processed meats experts at Texas A&M AgriLife after numerous requests for a basic sausage course that would allow a “first timer” to be successful, or a “seasoned” veteran to pick up some new tips. The hands-on workshop will engage participants in important aspects of sausage making from meat selection, ingredients, casings, stuffing, equipment, processing and final finished product. Participants will manufacture their own sausages (smoked and fresh sausage) and have an opportunity to take… Read More →
Below is a press release from the North American Meat Association regarding an upcoming webinar that I will be participating in. JWS North American Meat Association today announced that it is hosting a 90-minute webinar on “Maximizing Meat Tenderness” on April 24, 2013 at 2pm Eastern time. Consumer research indicates that tenderness is essential to a satisfying eating experience, and meat processors should take full advantage of the factors that contribute to it. This webinar is about controlling these factors and increasing tenderness. It will include indispensable information… Read More →