2016 Meat Judging Coaches Clinic Set for Feb. 14

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University Department of Animal Science and ISU Extension and Outreach are conducting a meat judging coaches clinic Feb. 14 at the Iowa State Meat lab in Kildee Hall on the Iowa State campus. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is for extension personnel, 4-H leaders, ag teachers and others who are interested in learning how to coach a team or want to increase their knowledge of meat judging. Topics to be covered include beef, lamb and pork carcass evaluation, beef grading, retail cut identification, retail and wholesale cut judging, reasons, coaching and recruitment strategies.

“This event is scheduled for the day after the Iowa State University Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest so we will have several high quality classes for participants,” said Amy Powell, ISU Extension and Outreach youth STEM specialist in animal science.

The cost for the event is $40.00 and includes lunch and all workshop materials. Register via email by sending contact information to ampowell@iastate.edu. Registration fees will be collected on site the day of the event.