The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Student Membership Board of Directors understands how important finding the right career and work environment is for students and young professionals. Which is why they are excited to host the AMSA 2014 Student Leadership Conference March 14-15th in Wichita, Kansas at the Cargill Innovation Center.  Seventy-seven students and young professionals from 18 universities and two associations will come together to gain a better understanding of the career that fits their personality.

The 2014 Student Leadership Conference will start with tours on Friday of the Smithfield-Farmland plant and Yoder Meats, in Wichita, KS followed by a reception and tour of the Cargill Innovation Center. Kicking off the program Saturday morning will be Mike Simpson from Elanco Animal Health exploring the personality profiles of attendees and leading into a panel of professionals focusing on different careers within the meat industry.

Featured Speakers for the 2014 Student Leadership Conference include:

Mary Hunt, Lopez Food
Jordan Hinton, Where Food Comes From, Inc.
Deidrea Mabry, American Meat Science Association
Jessica Meisinger, National Renderers Association
Brian Bell, Cargill
Roxana Yglesias, Cargill
Heather Schwanz, Cargill
April Archer, Cargill

 “SLC is a great opportunity to network with students from other universities. You gain an understanding of the importance of values when tasked with future industry discussions. You will walk away with a few more tools to enhance your skill set” stated Aaron Tapian, Kansas State University.

The Leadership Conference is co-sponsored by the AMSA Student Membership, AMSA Educational Foundation, American Society of Animal Science, Cargill, Elanco Animal Health and Merck Animal Health.

Source: AMSA