Arlington, VA -- On June 23, 2004, Dr. Randall Huffman was honored with the 2004 Achievement Award from the American Meat Science Association (AMSA). The award was presented during the 57th Reciprocal Meat Conference in Lexington, Ky. Dr. Huffman is the vice president of scientific affairs for the American Meat Institute Foundation.
is truly an honor to receive this award from an
organization such as the AMSA," said Huffman.
"For over half a century AMSA and its members
have provided scientific leadership that has
led to dramatic improvements in the quality and
safety of meat products. To be recognized by my
peers within this organization is very
rewarding and humbling."
Award is presented annually to "young AMSA
members who have demonstrated significant
scientific skills in muscle foods
research/technology, which contribute to the
animal products industry and the American Meat
Science Association". Huffman was recently
elected to serve on AMSA's Board of Directors.
He was also on the RMC program delivering an
update on BSE for the
Huffman had an early
interest in agriculture, participating in
Future Farmers of America and 4-H livestock
projects, including the livestock and meat
judging programs. After completing his formal
education, Huffman began his career at Fairbank
Farms serving as the company's Technical
Service Director and later Vice President,
Technical Services. Several years later,
Huffman moved to Wichita Kan., where he was
employed by Koch Industries, agricultural /beef
division, where he was responsible for
technical services for Koch Beef Company.
Huffman has served in his current position with
the AMI Foundation since Jan.
Huffman is a professional member
of AMSA, Institute of Food Technologies,
International Association of Food Protection;
he also serves on the steering committee of the
Meat Industry Research Conference for AMSA and
AMI. He has published various journal articles,
served as invited speaker and presenter
regarding food safety and meat science. Huffman
earned his B.S. degree in Animal Science from
Auburn University. He went on to earn his M.S.
and Ph.D. degrees in Animal Science,
specializing in meat science, from University
of Florida, Gainesville.
AMSA members received this year's Achievement
Award: Rosemarie A. Nold, University of
Nebraska and Duane M. Wulf, South Dakota State
University. Other awardees honored at the
· Ken Fleming,
Cargill Meat Solutions - Intercollegiate Meat
Judging Meritorious Service Award
C. Cordray, Iowa State University – Meat
· Floyd K. McKeith,
University of Illinois – Distinguished
· Ted H. Montgomery, West
Texas A&M University – Distinguished
Extension-Industry Service Award
· John A.
Unruh, Kansas State University –
Distinguished Teaching Award
· William G.
Moody, University of Kentucky – R.C. Pollock
Signal Service Award
C. Abraham, Abraham Consulting
· W. Ronald
Usborne, Caravelle Foods, Brampton,
· Roger L. West, University of
The American Meat Institute
Foundation is a non-profit research, education
and information foundation established by the
American Meat Institute to study ways the meat
and poultry industry can produce better, safer
products and operate more efficiently.
Dr. Randall Huffman receives the AMSA 2004 Achievement AwardTuesday, June 29, 2004
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