This is the press release from the American Meat Science Association announcing that Meagan Igo will be joining the association mid-summer.
AMSA is excited to announce Meagan Igo will be joining the AMSA team July 1st as the Youth Programs Coordinator.
In her position, Igo will be serve as the primary staff support to the current Intercollegiate and 4-H meat judging programs and will accelerate progress in enhancing and expanding education for future generations of meat scientists, including primary, secondary and university levels.
Meagan Igo is currently completing her Masters of Science degree at Texas A&M University under the advisement of Dr. Jeffrey Savell with her research focusing on the 2012 Retail Beef Tenderness Surveillance. While at Texas A&M University Igo coached the 2012 meat judging team, was actively involved in conducting and organizing 4-H and FFA meat judging contests and served at the South Region Director for the AMSA Student Membership Board of Directors.
“Meagan’s involvement with the AMSA meat judging program is truly unique and began back in 2004 when she was high individual at the National 4-H Meat Judging contest” said AMSA Executive Director Thomas Powell. “She has a great understanding for the importance of these types of programs and the potential impact they have on the youth development.”
She is a native of Texas and received her Bachelors of Science degree from Texas Tech University where she was a member of the 2009 Texas Tech University National Champion meat judging team and coached the 2010 Reserve Champion National 4-H meat judging team.