The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announced that Dr. J. Brad Morgan is the recipient of the 2011 AMSA Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award. The award was established in 1993 to recognize outstanding contributions or service to the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Program and is sponsored by Food Safety Net Services. Morgan will be honored at a special reception and awards presentation at the AMSA 64th Reciprocal Meat Conference on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in Manhattan, Kan.

Morgan is the Senior Food Safety and Production Enhancement Specialist for Pfizer Animal Health and is one of the great communicators on behalf of AMSA’s meat judging programs. His drive and innovation to raise funds to support the program have been instrumental in sustaining and growing student development, the association said.

Morgan has helped obtain funding from companies like National Beef and Cargill, as well as generating new sources of income. Most recently, he worked diligently to secure financial support from BPI for meat judging and meat animal evaluation contests.

In addition to his fund raising efforts, he has coached meat judging teams for multiple universities and is a regular member of many contest committees. He has served as a member and president of the IMCA Executive Committee. Morgan is a current member of the AMSA Board of Directors and is IMCA Executive Committee Board Liaison.

Dr. Thomas Powell, Executive Director of AMSA, said “Dr. Morgan’s commitment to the meat judging student development program will have a lasting impact on the lives of many future meat scientists.”

Source: AMSA