The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announced the F.C. Parrish Jr. Mentor Recognition on June 19th at the AMSA 66th RMC held at Auburn University. The mentor recognition fund will be used to support student activities. The AMSA Foundation was established in 2001 by the membership of the American Meat Science Association, the Foundation's mission is to generate and allocate resources to support and enhance educational programs and the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in meat science.
Frederick C. Parrish, Jr., was a University Professor at Iowa State University. He served as a faculty member from 1965-2001. He served the Department of Animal Science as well as the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Dr. Parrish taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Animal Science (over 5000 students), coached the Intercollegiate Meats Judging Team from 1976-2000, and directed thesis research for over 30 graduate students.
Dr. Parrish served as a committee chairman, Director, and President of the AMSA. He was recognized by the AMSA for Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Service to the Meat Judging program. He was also named an AMSA Fellow. The F.C. Parrish Jr. Mentor Recognition fund will honor his memory and forever be a reminder of his dedication to Agriculture and to development of young scientists and leaders in Animal Science and Meat Science.
A former ISU student and Meat Judging Team member wrote, “I can honestly say that although I do not use the meat judging skills that Dr. Parrish equipped me with on a day-to-day basis in my current position, the ethics of sportsmanship, honesty and hard work that Dr. Parrish instilled in me and so many other students will never be forgotten….”.