On June 4, 2012 the Litton Agriculture Education Center was host to the University of Missouri Summer Meats Institute. The instructors of the institute were Rusty Black of Chillicothe and Bryan Williams of Princeton. The course hosted 30 other ag teachers from across the state who were interested in increasing their knowledge base about the teaching of a meats course or expanding their knowledge of the agriculture meats contest team. The students had a portion of classroom time and a portion of lab time. This institute was to teach physical characteristics of carcasses and cuts as determinants of meat quality, as well as carcass identification and grading to facilitate descriptions and definitions of quality and cutability in meat animal products.
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