WASHINGTON – The new Meat and Poultry Research Conference, which is designed for trade associations and professional societies whose members fund and conduct meat and poultry research on behalf of the industry, is scheduled to be held Nov. 1-2 in Kansas City. Mo. Attendees will discuss research priorities, share research results and look at future needs in an effort to improve the industry’s overall research program, according to the American Meat Institute.

Co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation, US Poultry and Egg Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Board, American Meat Science Association, Poultry Science Association, US Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the conference is open to all industry, government and academia professionals.

Educational sessions will address important and timely topics such as how production and processing practices may affect meat quality and food safety. Information on educational sessions and registration will be provided in the coming months at http://www.meatami.com/ in the Events/Education section of the site.

For more information, contact Marie Ternieden, Ed.D., AMI vice president of education and professional development, at[email protected].