Sausage and Processed Meats

Date: 
July 18, 2022 8:00am to July 22, 2022 12:00pm

About the Sausage & Processed Meats Short Course

The course will cover fresh sausage, cooked sausage and dry and semi-dry sausage in addition to sectioned and formed cured meats and whole muscle precooked meats. A special feature will be a presentation on “specialty sausage products.”

The course will use a hands-on approach to meat process­ing. Under the supervision of an instructor, participants will be divided into teams and have the opportunity to formulate and manufacture a processed meat product.


Audience

This short course is designed for persons with supervisory, production, and technical responsibilities in commercial meat processing operations. It will also provide valuable information for those in marketing and supplier industries.

Enrollment for this course is limited so that the partic­ipants have ample opportunities to interact with speakers and staff and have their questions answered. Iowa State Univer­sity’s modern Meat Laboratory allows participants to observe demonstrations and gain hands-on experience with the latest technology.


Topics

  • Basic Meat Science
  • Nonmeat Ingredients
  • Meat Emulsions
  • Natural Smoke Flavors
  • Computer Formulations
  • Stuffing and Clipping
  • Casings
  • Moisture Enhanced Meats
  • Injection Systems
  • Dry and Semi-Dry Sausage
  • Thermal Processing
  • Microbiology

Location

The Sausage & Processed Meats Short Course will be held at the Meat Laboratory on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Parking is not available on campus, therefore shuttle will transport participants between the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center and the Meat Laboratory. 


Schedule

The course will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022 and concludes by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022. Breakfast, lunch, and breaks each day are included.  There will be social functions each evening to allow participants the opportunity to interact with each other as well as speakers and industry professionals.  

Monday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - evening social
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - picnic
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - evening social
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - Wurstfest
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - If you are flying, you should not book your departure time prior to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022


Meals/Social Events

Breakfast: included with your hotel room at Gateway (if you made your reservation outside of the Sausage & Processed Meats Short Course block, breakfast may not be included in the price), you will receive a voucher at check-in.  In addition, fresh fruit, assorted donuts and pastries, cereal bars, juice, coffee, soda and water will be available at the Meat Laboratory.

Lunch: will be provided on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Breaks: coffee, soda, bottled water and snacks will be available all day at the Meat Laboratory.
Evening events: hosted bar and appetizers on Monday and Wednesday; hog roast on Tuesday; and reception and Wurstfest on Thursday.


Registration

Registration for the July 18-22, 2022 Sausage & Processed Meats Short Course will open on April 30, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. CST.

The fee for the 2022 Sausage & Processed Meats Short Course is $2,195.00 per person if registered by June 27, 2022.  After June 27, 2022, the fee will increase to $2,400 per person.  The fee includes course materials, breakfast and lunch each day, and evening social events.  Local transportation and transportation between the Des Moines Airport and Gateway Hotel are also included.

To register for the course (on or after April 30, 2022) click on Registration and select Sausage & Processed Meats Short Course. Please keep the following in mind when registering:

  • Your spot in the course will not be confirmed/guaranteed until payment is received in full
  • If you are paying via credit card, you must enter payment information at the time of registration, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted
  • Invoices will be sent to those who do not pay via credit card at the time of registration, as a reminder, your spot will not be confirmed until payment is received in full, invoices are due within 10 days
  • If you are requesting transportation between the Des Moines Airport and the Gateway Hotel, you do not have to include the arrival/departure information at the time of registration, it can be emailed at a later date

Airport Transportation

Included in your registration is transportation between the Des Moines Airport and the Gateway Hotel in Ames. Transportation can be requested when you register or by emailing mwenger@iastate.edu. Following are a few things to note regarding this service:

  • Your shuttle request must be made by July 11, 2022, any requests made after that date may not be guaranteed a spot on the shuttle
  • If you have requested transportation from the Des Moines Airport to the Gateway Hotel in Ames, you will receive further information the week prior to the event.
  • If you have not already arranged for airport transportation and would like to do so, please contact Matt Wenger at mwenger@iastate.edu with the following information.
    • Name
    • Flight
    • Arrival Time
  • We only offer the service on Sunday, July 17, 2022 (Des Moines to Ames) and Friday, July 22, 2022 (Ames to Des Moines)
  • If you will be arriving or departing on alternative dates and require shuttle service, we suggest you make a reservation at a hotel near the Des Moines Airport and we will pick-up/drop-off there.  Please notify us if that is your intention
  • The shuttle on Sunday, July 17, 2022 is scheduled on an as needed basis
  • For those participants requesting transportation to the Des Moines International Airport, the shuttle will depart the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center at 1:00 p.m. for Des Moines on Friday, July 22, 2022
  • You should not schedule your departure flight prior to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022

Lodging

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the headquarters hotel with a rate of $118.00 per night plus taxes, including breakfast each day:

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive (exit 146 off US Highway 30)
Ames, Iowa 50014

Contact the hotel directly to make your own reservation by June 28, 2021 to guarantee a room at the conference rate.  Indicate you are attending the Sausage & Processed Meats Short Course. Reservations made after the deadline are subject to room availability and not guaranteed the conference rate.

Phone: 515-292-8600 – indicate you are attending the Sausage & Processed Meats Short Course

Online: click here to reserve your room online. (link will be posted on April 30, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. CST.)


Brochure

Download the brochure for the 2022 Sausage & Processed Meats Short Course. - Coming Soon


Change in Plans

If you cancel your registration by June 27, 2022 you may send a substitute or you may receive a refund less a $50.00 processing fee. If you cancel your registration after June 27, 2022 you may send a substitute or apply your registration fee to another Sausage & Processed Meats Short Course at the Iowa State University Meat Laboratory. Contact Matt Wenger or 515-294-9279.