Wisconsin Begins High School Meat Science Curriculum


By Drovers news source September 19, 2022


The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) recently announced the development of a high school meat science curriculum to create awareness of opportunities in and attract students to careers in the meat industry.


The project is funded by the Meat Talent Development Program, a $5 million program created by Gov. Tony Evers to strengthen the state's meat processing supply chain and workforce. DATCP Secretary Randy Romanski joined UWRF administrators and faculty on campus September 16 to make the announcement.


“This talent development program represents a significant investment in a major agricultural industry in Wisconsin, and demonstrates another meaningful collaboration between DATCP and UWRF”, said Dale Gallenberg, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.


“Development of curriculum, considering and assembling the tools that are needed for effective delivery, and offering an avenue for high school agricultural instructors to acquire these materials is a ‘win-win’ scenario for all involved,” said Steve Kelm, Chair of the Animal and Food Science Department.


“Wisconsin’s strong meat industry relies on a dedicated workforce,” said DATCP Secretary Randy Romanski...