KANSAS CITY, MO. – Youth Meat Animal Extension Assistant Professor is not a common title we hear when thinking about meat education in the United States. As someone who started as a professor in 2020, Brianna Buseman has hit the ground running in her career at the University of Nebraska.
In this episode of the MEAT+POULTRY podcast, Buseman described why she wanted to make meat education her career and why Nebraska was the place she picked to start being a professor.
She then explained her role in both youth outreach across Nebraska and how she works with established farm organizations to grow interest in animal science.
Buseman also breaks down the basics of meat evaluation, grading and judging and how teaching those classes to the next generation of meat scientists has been an important part of career.
Social media plays a crucial role in helping the university share information about meat education. Buseman explains how she uses platforms like Linkedin and Twitter in her messaging. In addition, she has her own podcast, the Meating Room, that covers issues of concern to the meat industry.
Finally, Brianna discusses COVID-19, and what it’s been like taking on her first professorship during the pandemic.