University of Minnesota Meat Science Team Represents the University at the Reciprocal Meat Conference

This summer the University of Minnesota Meat Science team traveled to College Station, TX for the 2017 Reciprocal Meat Conference.  The U had six individuals in attendance including Dr. Ryan Cox, graduate student Jordan Juckel, and four undergraduate students: Josef Pettit, Kirsten Hall, Paige Netzke, and Rachel Pappenfus. The five students competed in an Intercollegiate Processed Meat Judging Contest, an Iron Chef Competition, and an Undergraduate Quiz Bowl Competition. In the Processed Meat Judging Contest, Jordan Juckel placed 1st in the graduate novice division and 4th overall. In the undergraduate novice division, Paige, Josef, Kirsten, and Rachel placed 6th, 7th, 10th, and 13th respectively out of 33 students. In the Iron Chef Competition, Rachel Pappenfus was a member of the team placing second overall, along with taking home the people’s choice award. The undergraduate students made it to round five of the Quiz Bowl Competition. While in College Station, the team was able to tour the George Bush Presidential Library. Undergrads, contact Jordan Juckel ( if you want to join in on the fun next year in Kansas City, Missouri!