The new Meat Science Laboratory is rooted in the Wisconsin Idea. Historically, the faculty have worked closely with the meat industry to solve real-world problems while educating students to become industry leaders.
As problems become more complex, a cross-campus, multidimensional approach is required while engaging the industry. This approach is supported by faculty and staff in food safety, engineering, veterinary medicine, animal agriculture and biology.
The mission of the new facility is:
- Train the next generation of meat industry leaders with cutting edge insightfulness and technologies;
- Support innovative research interests through interdisciplinary collaborative efforts and;
- Provide outreach education to foster the production of wholesome meat products for the consuming public and
- Economic development of the meat industry. We’ll continue to help today’s meat crafters hone their skills at the Wisconsin Master Meat Crafter Training Program, created to help forward-thinking professionals in today’s meat industry get advance training they can use to grow their businesses and create new artisan products.